Salesians around the World

We, the Salesians of Don Bosco [officially known as The Society of St. Francis de Sales], are an international organization of Catholic priests and brothers dedicated to the service of the young, especially the disadvantaged and marginalized. We work in collaboration with our partners in schools, youth centers, hostels, camps, parishes and other contexts to…

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History of the Salesians

The Development of the Oratory Don Bosco began his work with “the poor and abandoned” young people of Turin in 1841, while he was undertaking post-ordination studies. Don Bosco would gather them for recreation, religious instruction, Mass and prayer. He eventually acquired a permanent place in the suburb of Valdocco and named it the Oratory…

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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),…

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Teach Me To Do Your Will

Ordination to the Diaconate of Five Clerics of the Vietnam Province Don Bosco Xuan Hiep Church, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30 May 2020 — At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday May 30, the Bishop of Bac Ninh Diocese, Jesuit Bishop Cosma Hoang Van Dat chaired the holy mass and the rite of ordination of five Salesian…

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