Who are we?

Salesians of Don Bosco


  • We live in communities that are actively engaged in the world of young people.
  • We are members of the Church and work in harmony with his teachings.
  • Prayer and obedience to the Spirit of God are the foundation of our service.
  • We strive to make Don Bosco's dream a reality and to spread his style and charisma.
  • We live our consecration to God through the three vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
  • The choice of the young translates into making our credibility deep as "signs and bearers of God's love" for each of them.
  • Our preferential option is to work among the poor and abandoned youth of society.
  • Being "signs and bearers of God's love to young people" is the road to our holiness - the path that each of us has chosen to take alongside the young.
  • We are recognized in the Catholic Church as a clerical religious institute, of pontifical right, dedicated to apostolic works, from 1 March 1869.
  • Don Bosco, inspired by the goodness and zeal of Saint Francis of Sales, gave us the name of Salesians.
  • We are recognized as a legal entity with civil effects by the Italian State as "General Directorate of Don Bosco Works",
  • Headquarters in Rome, Via Marsala 42,.

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