The Salesians are a ‘family’ within the Roman Catholic Church. Made up of Religious sisters, brothers and priests as well as ‘normal’ Catholic (!) people, they are committed to serving young people, especially those who are poorer.
Founded by Don Bosco in Italy in the 19th century, the Salesians are now one of the largest movements in the Catholic Church, working in over 130 countries.
In all Salesian work the aim is to provide a ‘home’ where people feel welcomed, a ‘playground’ of joy and celebration, a ‘school’ for learning and personal growth, and a ‘church’ where people can encounter God.