Salesian

Don Bosco Volunteers - VDB and CDB

Who are we?

The Don Bosco Volunteers are lay men (CDBs) and women (VDBs) who seek to live their everyday life with optimism and loving kindness, according to the spirit of Don Bosco. In response to the Lord’s call, we are consecrated, that is, we profess the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. This helps us to love God and the persons around us with an “undivided heart”. All the Volunteers form part of a Secular Institute.

Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are the female counterpart of the Salesian congregation. They are a religious community of women founded by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello.

Salesians of Don Bosco

Consisting of Fathers and lay Brothers, we Salesians are spread in 139 countries the Salesians of Don Bosco, focus in working with and for the young.

Our Mission

In the humble beginnings of the congregation, back in 1859, Don Bosco gave a clear and simple mission. A mission centralised on the education and evangelisation of the young, especially those with greater disadvantage than others. We Salesians live and work together in a community as Salesian Priests and Salesian Brothers. A Family atmosphere prevails in all our works, which helps in getting through to young people in a friendly way.

Our works include schools at all levels, youth centres, residential homes and support services for children with family problems and street children, as well as chaplaincies in schools and universities.