We are nearly 30,000 Priests, Brothers, Sisters and novices serving in the spirit of our founder, Don Bosco, an Italian Catholic priest who devoted his life to fulfilling the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. Since our beginnings in 1859, the Salesians of Don Bosco has become the second largest order in the Catholic Church. Join our mission in giving hope to millions of youth around the world!
Our mission is to teach young people various trades that will help them find decent jobs and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
For over 70 years, we have been your hands reaching out to countless impoverished, marginalized and exploited youth around the world.
St. John Bosco
At only nine years old, John had a dream which called him to dedicate his life to the education of poor and disadvantaged young people.
We are a global group of caring people dedicated to making life better for the world's poorest and neediest children and families.
Pope Francis and the Salesians
"I am very grateful to the Salesians for the contributions they have made to my life." - Pope Francis