We are the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians also known as the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. We are a religious community of women dedicated to the mission of education of young people especially the poorest girls and women at risk.

Our Religious family was founded by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello through the grace of the Holy Spirit and the direct intervention of Mary.

We began humbly in Mornese on the 5th of August 1872 with 11 sisters and 4 novices. Today we are the 2nd largest Community of Religious Women in the world with around 13,000 Sisters found in 1408 communities around the globe with 83 provinces in 94 nations within the 5 continents.

OUR FOUNDERS

COAT OF ARMS

OUR STORY

OUR MISSION

 
"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." (FMA Const.1)          READ MORE

 

 

 

Here in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, the Province named after St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello we are 130 professed FMAs in 19 communities. READ MORE

A PEEK INTO OUR LIFE

fmafil - a peak into our lifeLiving and working together in the name of the Lord is an essential element of our vocation. We are called to serve the Lord with gladness in a true family spirit and to work with optimism and zeal for the kingdom of God. Our striving to live in union with one another and our effort to be rooted in faith, hope and charity disposes us to be available for the mission. (cf. C49) READ MORE