The Salesian Family

Don Bosco (St. John Bosco) was inspired to create a vast movement of persons to bring the Gospel of Jesus to young people and to work for their benefit.

Don Bosco founded:

The Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco),
The Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters),
The Association of Salesian Cooperators and
The Association Devoted to Mary Help (ADMA)

Other groups also form part of the Salesian Family and today there are 31 Groups. The Salesian Family has spread throughout the world. These Groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit (the Salesian Spirit), and with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission of Don Bosco. Don Bosco's Salesian charism continues to inspire people to serve young people, especially those who are poor and at risk.


1. Salesians of Don Bosco: (with novices and bishops) 14614 www.sdb.org
2. Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) ** 14655 www.cgfmanet.org
3. Salesian Cooperators * 26239 www.asscc-mondiale.org
4. The Association of Mary Help of Christians 100000 www.admadonbosco.org
5. Past Pupils of Don Bosco * 97357 www.exallievi.org
6. Past Pupils of the FMA 130000 www.exallievefma.org
7. Women Volunteers of Don Bosco 1230 www.volontariedonbosco.org
8. Daughters of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ** 37 www.hijasdelossagradoscorazones.org
9. Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart ** 221 www.salesianesosc.org
10. Apostles of the Holy Family ** 69 www.apostolesacrafamiglia.it
11. The Sisters of Charity of Jesus ** 990 www.irmascaritasdejesus.org.br
12. The Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians ** 1050 www.msmhc.org
13. The Daughters of the Divine Saviour 167 www.hijasdeldivinosalvador.org
14. The Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 109  
15. The Sisters of Jesus the Adolescent 26  
16. The Association of the Damas Salesianas 2083 www.avessoc.org.ve
17. Volunteers with Don Bosco 82 www.volontaricdb.org
18. The Catechists Sisters of Mary Immaculate Help of Christians 500  
19. The Daughters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate 37  
20. Witnesses of the Risen Lord TR 750 www.testimonidelrisorto.it
21. The Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel ** 357 www.michalici.pl
22. The Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection 50  
23. The Congregation of the Sisters Announcers of the Lord 23  
24. The Disciples - Secular Institute ** 400  
25. The Comunity of "Canção Nova" 1300 www.cantonuovo.eu
26. The Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelites) ** 261 www.michalitki.pl
27. The Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix ** 110  
28. The Community of the Mission of Don Bosco (CMB)   www.associazionecmb.it
29. The Sisters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate 29 www.dqmi.org
30. Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco (VSDB) 122  
31. Fraternidad Comtemplativa Maria de Nazaret (FCMN) 350  


*Statistical data, GC26, Rome 2017
**Annuario Pontificio 2016; other figures are updated by individual institutes from time to time.

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