We are Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, popularly known as Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, founded by Don Bosco in 1872 as a living monument of his gratitude to Mary, the Mother of God whom we honour as our mother, teacher and guide… We belong to a vast movement known as Salesian Family.
Our Institute is the fruit of a love that was born of the great heart of Don Bosco and of the simple and creative fidelity of Mary Mazzarello.
The Salesian sisters continue to keep alive the flame of this love lit in every continent. They share Christ's mission in the Church especially through Christian education in the style of the Preventive system – a system of loving kindness, drawn from the heart of Christ Himself.
Message of the Provincial
The story of an unusual Saint
This saint was exuding fragrance of goodness without knowing it, like the flowers spreading fragrance without knowing. Even the Angels admired this saint. One day an Angel went and asked God to give him power to work miracles. God Granted. But when the Angel went and told him that God was going to grant him the gift of working miracles, he said: “No, I do not want that. Let God work miracles. Healing is His prerogative”. Then the Angel wanted to give him the gift of converting hearts. “No”- he said- “that is the prerogative of the Holy Spirit”. “Then what would you like to have” – asked the Angel. “ I just want to do good without realizing it. I do not want to draw people to myself, then I will be taking them away from God”- replied the saint. His wish was granted and the gift of healing and working miracles was granted to his shadow. So wherever his shadow fell, healing and miracles took place. But he was not aware of it.
A beautiful lesson! To God be glory and praise for all the good we are able to accomplish.