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),
– the Association of Salesian Cooperators, and
– the Association Devoted to Mary Help (ADMA)
Other Salesian Family Groups have formed since then and today there are 31 Groups. The Salesian Family Groups have spread throughout the world. These Groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit, and with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission Don Bosco began. Don Bosco’s Salesian charism continues to inspire people to serve young people, especially those who are poor and at risk.


1. Salesians of Don Bosco
2. Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
3. Salesian Cooperators
4. The Association of Mary Help of Christians
5. Past Pupils of Don Bosco
6. Past Pupils of the FMA
7. Women Volunteers of Don Bosco
8. Daughters of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
9. Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart
10. Apostles of the Holy Family
11. The Sisters of Charity of Jesus
12. The Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians
13. The Daughters of the Divine Saviour
14. The Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
15. The Sisters of Jesus the Adolescent
16. The Association of the Damas Salesianas
17. Volunteers with Don Bosco
18. The Catechists Sisters of Mary Immaculate Help of Christians
19. The Daughters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate
20. Witnesses of the Risen Lord TR
21. The Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel
22. The Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection
23. The Congregation of the Sisters Announcers of the Lord
24. The Disciples – Secular Institute
25. The Comunity of “Canção Nova”
26. The Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelites)
27. The Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix
28. The Community of the Mission of Don Bosco (CMB)
29. The Sisters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate
30. Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco (VSDB)
31. Contemplative Fraternity of Mary of Nazareth