ADMA offers a path of sanctification and apostolate according to the Salesian charism. Don Bosco founded it on April 18, 1869 at the Sanctuary of Mary Help of Christians of Valdocco (Turin), with the aim of promoting and defending the faith of the people of the people.
ADMA promotes, as in Don Bosco’s dream of the two columns, the worship of the Eucharist and the devotion to Mary Help of Christians in all forms, public and private, approved by the Church paying special attention to families and young people.
The Association of Mary Help of Christians is a Salesian Family Group and is spread all over the world, particularly in works where the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are present. It works in communion and faithfulness to the Pastors of the Church and in collaboration with other ecclesial groups, especially those of the Salesian Family.