OUR SPIRITUALITY

Don Bosco wanted his Salesians and the young people they served, to know that it was easy to be a saint. “Do the ordinary things in an extraordinary way,” he told them. He showed them how it was not necessary to look for extraordinary ways to be holy or to practise virtue.

THE SALESIAN saints

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.


  • The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians - FMA.
  • The Unit of Women Volunteers of Don Bosco - VDB.
  • Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians - MSMHC.
  • Catechist Sisters of Mary Immaculate Help of Christians - SMI.
  • The Disciples - Don Bosco Secular Institute. (Men and Women)
  • Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix - SMA.
  • Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco - VSDB.
  • Salesian Co-operators.
  • ADMA
  • Salesian Past Pupils.
  • With Don Bosco CDB
  • Salesians of Don Bosco SDB


Strenna of the Rector Major 2022

SAINT JOHN BOSCO

Born: August 16, 1815 Castelnuovo d’Asti (now Castelnuovo Don Bosco), Italy
Ordained: June 5, 1841 Turin
Died: January 31, 1888 Turin
Canonized: April 1, 1934
Feast day: January 31

SAINT MARY MAZZARELLO

Born: May 9, 1837 Mornese, Italy
Religious profession: August 5, 1872
Died: May 14, 1881 Nizza Monferrato, Italy
Canonized: June 24, 1951
Feast day: May 13

SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO

Born: April 2, 1842 Riva di Chieri (Turin), Italy
Died: March 9, 1857 Mondonio, Italy
Canonized: June 12, 1954
Feast day: May 6

BLESSED LAURA VICUÑA

Born: April 5, 1891 Santiago, Chile
Died: January 22, 1904 Junín de los Andes, Argentina
Beatified: September 3, 1988
Liturgical memorial: January 22

SAINT BROTHER ZATTI

Nurse and Salesian brother.
For fifty years devoted himself to the care of the poor and sick in Viedma, Río Negro. There he directed one of the first hospitals in Argentina Patagonia
A saint for the entire Salesian Family.

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.
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)

Becoming a Salesian

In 1859 Don Bosco founded the Salesian Society in Turin (Italy). This Society was to be made up of Salesian brothers and Salesian priests, all of whom, walking in the Founder’s footsteps, would dedicate their lives to God in the service of the young, especially the poorest among them.

Being a Salesian is AWESOME!