Sr. Theresa Lee F.M.A.
Vocation Contact
659 Belmont Ave
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Year Founded
12,000+ worldwide
Age Range
Rome, Italy


Miami, FL New Orleans, LA New York, NY Newark, NJ Ontario, Canada Paterson, NJ Quebec, Canada St. Petersburg-Tampa, FL Vancouver, BC (Canada) Venice, FL


The Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco work with and for poor youth throughout the world! Through education and formation, we 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 Holy Eucharist, devoted to Mary, and faithful to the Church’s Magisterium. Our 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.


Eastern Province of St. Joseph


In 96 countries

Belated Vocations

Ordinarily, women older than 35 are not admitted.