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"The work of the Cooperators will extended to every country, it will spread throughout Christianity... The hand of God sustains it! The Cooperators will be the ones who foster the Catholic spirit... You may think my idea is utopian, but I stand by it nevertheless!"  DON BOSCO

Cooperators are Catholics who, while living their faith within the framework of their own secular condition, draw their ispiration from Don Bosco's apostolic project, To contribute to the salvation of the young, "that part of human society which is so exposed and yet so rich in promise". The lay Cooperators fulfill their commitment and live the Salesian spirit in the normal situations of their life and work, according to their lay state, and spread their values in their environment.

Who was the first Cooperator?  Don Bosco's mother. (pdf file - you need Acrobat Reader 5 or beyond)

Australian Cooperators