Vocation Profile - Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters)

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters)

Sr. Theresa Lee F.M.A.
Vocation Contact
315 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33602


Professed members12,000+ worldwide
Year founded1872
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy
Province/federationEastern Province of St. Joseph

Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Ontario, Canada; Paterson, NJ; Quebec, Canada; St. Petersburg-Tampa, FL; Venice, FL
In 96 countries
The Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco work with and for poor youth throughout the world! Through education and formation, they seek to bring Christ closer to the young so they can live a deeper, more courageous relationship with Him. Living the Preventive System of our Founder St. John Bosco and Co-Foundress St. Mary Mazzarello, our mission of evangelization aims to form ‘honest citizens and good Christians’ in true Salesian spirituality: centered on the Eucharist, devoted to Mary, and faithful to the Church’s Magisterium. Their apostolates in North America include schools, camps, retreat ministries, oratories, parish education, day care, youth centers, young adult ministry, and more.
Single, never married, Catholic women in good physical, mental and psychological health, with a high school diploma or GED.
There are three initial phases: candidacy (or aspirantate) for 1-2 years, postulancy for ten months, novitiate for 2 years. The period of temporary vows lasts 6-9 years after which Perpetual Vows are professed.
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