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Lay Missionaries

In 1981, the Salesian Lay Missioner program was created to give lay people the same opportunity of active apostolate with youth that the Salesian Priests, Brothers, and Sisters were experiencing.

Since then hundreds of SLMs have served all over the world.   SLMs share in the tradition, prayer, work, family spirit, community life, and educational method of the Salesians of Don Bosco, while living in community with other missioners. SLMs work in various projects to provide an educational experience for young people and are committed to be, above all, Christian witnesses to them.

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  • Requirements: Men and women between the ages of 20 and 60. United States Citizens.  College degree or comparable work experience.  Week-long orientation program.  Have good mental and physical health.  Conversational knowledge of the spoken language in the mission.  Christian motivation, sense of humor, flexibility and spirit of sacrifice are essential.
  • Length of Service: One or two year minimum.  Three consecutive years maximum.
  • Financial Arrangements: Room, board and medical insurance are provided.  Travel expenses to and from site are paid by the Salesian Lay Missioner.  Upon completion of commitment, travel is reimbursed by the Salesian Lay Missioner Program.
  • Places of Service: Africa, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, PerĂº, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, USA

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