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.