The Salesian Sisters were founded in 1872 in Mornese, a village in northern Italy by St Maria Mazzarello who worked in her parish for the good of the young. In 1864 Don Bosco met Maria and they realised they were both working for the good of the young in their respective places – Don Bosco in Turin and Maria Mazzarello in Mornese. They were founded to work alongside Don Bsocso in his teaching projects and continue to be a teaching order.
The Salesian Sisters in the South Pacific Region is dedicated to Mary Help of Christians and comprises Australia, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. They have two houses in Melbourne and two houses in Sydney, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. They conduct a variety of activities for the welfare of young people: parish work, work with migrants, schools, hostels, youth centres, retreat work, child care centres, camps, women’s development centres and more.
St Marys, NSW 2760