Who We Are

We, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, are an international congregation of more than 12,000 sisters ministering to and with youth on every continent. We are spiritually strengthened by frequently receiving the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and by trusting in Mary’s motherly care for us and for those we daily encounter.  The source of all that we are, and therefore all that we do, is the heart of Christ Himself as the Good Shepherd who has merciful and compassionate love and care for each and every person we meet and accompany.   Our simple but deep prayer life, a strong community life, and a youth-centered mission, give us the strength and energy we need to face the challenges in the world today.