General information on Salesian Family including useful documentation.

Salesian Family - general

Don Bosco inspired the start of a vast movement of person who in different ways work for the benefit of the young. He himself founded not only the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco) but also the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and the Association of Salesian Cooperators.

Including these and others that originated in different parts of the world, the Salesian Family today consists of 21 officially recognized groups that have a total of 402,500 members.

These groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit and, with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission he began. On 25th November 2000, the then Rector Major, Fr. Juan Vecchi, promulgated the Common Mission Statement of the Salesian Family.

Don Bosco’s charism continues to inspire people of good will. There are presently 27 more groups that are seeking membership within the Salesian Family.

Salesian Family resources

The following resources may be useful.

Your best immediate resource for information on the Salesian Family is www.sdb.org, then click on Salesian Family. To obtain information about the different groups, go to the home page and make your choice there.