What challenges face a family who lives with a faith?
Dear families, always live in faith and simplicity, like the Holy Family of Nazareth! The joy and peace of the Lord be always with you!
A church is a community
Our Salesian Family is a caring group of people from all walks of life and all corners of the earth who are dedicated to making life better for the world’s poorest and neediest children and families.
We are led by nearly 30,000 missionaries including Salesian Priests, Brothers, Sisters and novices who serve as Salesians of Don Bosco (S.D.B.), the second largest order in the Roman Catholic Church. We are joined by thousands of passionate volunteers, committed lay staff and generous donors.
My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.
From many we become one
Don Bosco was inspired create a vast movement of persons to bring the Gospel of Jesus to young people and to work for the benefit of the young. He 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 Salesian Family Groups have formed and today there are 28 Groups.
The Salesian Family Groups have spread throughout the world and number 402,500 members. These Groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit and, with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission Don Bosco began. His Salesian charism continues to inspire people serve young people especially those who are poor and at risk.