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.
On August 5, 1872, Mother Mazzarello with the first group of eleven young women pronounced their ‘Yes’ to be helpers among the young people like Mary.
“Through a gift of the Holy Spirit and with the direct intervention of Mary,
St. John Bosco founded our Institute as a response of salvation
to the profound hopes of girls and young women.
He endowed it with a spiritual heritage inspired by the charity of Christ, the Good Shepherd,
and imparted to it a strong missionary characteristic.” (Const. FMA 1)