Where are We?

indian-aspirants.jpgThe Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco number over 15,000 Sisters, present in almost every country of the world. With a strong missionary charism we can be found aiding the very poorest of the world in some of the most destitute Third World countries, and ministering to the spiritually poor in some of the more wealthy nations. We regard everyone as members of the great family of God and if there is a need we will be there.

Our ministry to the young and poor manifests itself in many different apostolates. Our Sisters run schools, summer camps, retreat centers, and youth centers. We have many missionaries and support the work of VIDES, which is a lay missionary program.

“Through a gift of the Holy Spirit
and the direct intervention of Mary,
St John Bosco
founded our Institute
as a response of salvation
to the profound hopes of young girls.
He endowed it with a spiritual heritage that had
its inspiration in the charity of Christ the Good Shepherd,
and imparted to it a strong missionary impulse.”


In AMERICA we have 4659 Sisters (FMA) belonging to 584 communities, in 23 countries working in:
• After-school care and free-time activities
• Evening schools to cater for those who are poorer
• Youth clubs and centres for young people
• Professional training and self –help groups
• Mission centres among indigenous peoples and rural dwellers
• Basic communities
• Communities living in slum areas and on the margins of large cities
• Shelters and homes for street children
• Collaboration with social administrative structures that act as ‘a voice’ in defence of young people and women
• Private, parish and state schools of every kind and level
• Promotional and cultural free-time activities
• Religious development and retreat days for young people and adults
• Rehabilitation centres for ‘problem’ youth

Within the United States our province extends from the Mississippi River east. We can be found:

In New Jersey

Diocese of Paterson

Mary Help of Christians Academy, North Haledon

Mary Help Center Camp, North Haledon

St. Anthony Elementary School, Hawthorne

St. Mary School, Paterson

St. Anthony Elementary School, Paterson

St John Cathedral CCC program, Paterson

De Paul Regional Catholic High School, Wayne

John Paul II Elementary School, Clifton

Auxilium Learning Center, Newton

Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Newton

Camp Auxilium, Newton

Diocese of Newark

St. Theresa Elementary School, Kenilworth

In New York

Archdiocese of New York

Corpus Christi Elementary School, Port Chester

Mary Help of Christians Elementary School, New York City

Archdiocesan Office of Adolescent Catechesis, New York City


In Florida

Archdiocese of Miami

La Salle High School, Miami

In Florida

Diocese of St. Petersburg

St. Joseph Elementary School, Tampa

Christ the King Elementary School, Tampa

Villa Madonna Elementary School, Tampa

Salesian Boys and Girls Club, Youth Center, Tampa

In Lousiana

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Marrero

Immaculata High School, Marrero


Throughout the World

In AFRICA we have 450 Sisters (FMA) belonging to 83 communities, in 22 countries working in:
• Promotional or self-help centres
• Vocational schools and literacy programmes
• Village visitation
• Health centres and dispensaries
• Rural craft centres
• Homes and shelters for young people at risk
• Youth clubs and centres for young people

In ASIA have 2141 Sisters (FMA) belonging to 267 Communities, in 18 countries working in:
• Schools of every kind and level
• Small pastoral care centres in remote villages
• Health education and nutrition
• Centres for the advancement of women
• Literacy courses
• Shelters for young girls and women at risk
• Rehabilitation centres for young former drug addicts

In EUROPE we have 7209 Sisters (FMA) belonging to 566 Communities, present in 22 countries, working in:
• Schools of every kind and level
• Universities
• Student hostels
• Youth ministry
• After-school care and various free-time activities
• Summer camps and programs
• Parish ministry and catechesis
• Shelters and homes for young people and women at risk
• Promotional centers
• Mobile missions/Evangelization
• Spirituality centers
• Youth clubs and centers for young people
• Formation houses
• Vocational training centers

In OCEANIA have 45 Sisters (FMA) belonging to 11 communities in 4 countries, working in:
• Private, parish and state schools of every kind and level
• Promotional and leisure-time cultural activities
• Religious development and retreat days for young people and adults
• Literacy and rehabilitation of ‘problem’ youth
• Youth centres

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