Don Bosco today
Don Bosco inspired the start of a vast movement of people who in different ways work for the benefit of the young. He himself founded not only the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco) but also the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and the Association of Salesian Cooperators.
Including these and others that originated in different parts of the world, the Salesian Family today consists of 32 officially recognized groups that have a total of 402,500 members.
These groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit and, with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission he began.
Don Bosco’s charism continues to inspire people of good will. There are currently 23 more groups that are seeking membership within the Salesian Family.
Salesian Family in Middle East
Group of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians FMA
We are a Religious Family born from the heart of St. John Bosco and from the creative fidelity of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, consecrated to God to serve Jesus Christ in community, dedicate their life to the human, Christian, and Salesian education of the young people. Don Bosco chose for them Mary, Help of Christians, who knew how to incarnate and live the pedagogy of ‘taking care’, which concretizes their educative passion for the young and makes them women who generate life in the heart of Contemporaneity.
They are known in the world as Salesian Sisters and Salesians of Don Bosco.
Group of Salesian Cooperators
Cooperators, while living their faith within the framework of their own secular condition, draw their ispiration from Don Bosco’s apostolic project, To contribute to the salvation of the young, “that part of human society which is so exposed and yet so rich in promise”.
Group of The Past Pupils
The Past Pupils of Don Bosco are persons who because they attended an oratory, a school or another Salesian Presence, received a preparation for life, based on the principles of Don Bosco’s Preventive System: reason, religion and loving-kindness. Enriched by the Christian formation and Charisma of Don Bosco, we are witnesses in our daily life through our apostolic engagement based on the “education received”.