ASSOCIAZIONE DI MARIA AUSILIATRICE or ADMA is the Italian name of Association of Mary Help of Christians. The devotees of ADMA meet on the 24th of each month at the upper suite of the Don Bosco Youth Centre to pray the Rosary. 6:30 PM on weekdays and 1:30 PM on weekends. We look forward to your friendship in prayer as sister/brother in Christ.
We pray the Rosary to our Lady in keeping the Salesian families' faith towards her Son Jesus Christ.
ADMA expresses Salesian spirituality, by specifically committing to spreading faith among God's people through the devotion to Mary Help of Christians and the centrality of the Eucharist.
Pope Pius VII began the celebration of Mary Help of Christians in 1814 and
fixed its date on 24th May. Don Bosco writes on:
“From her high seat of glory she casts down her maternal gaze and says: I live on the highest throne of glory to enrich those that love me with blessings and fill their treasuries with celestial favours. For this reason and since her Assumption in heaven, there has been the constant and uninterrupted flow of Christians to Mary. I have never heard, says St Bernard, of anyone going to this merciful Virgin with faith and not being answered.”
Thanks to Don Bosco and the construction of the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, that the title of Help of Christians returned to the Church. Don Bosco himself recommended his Salesians, in any part of the world, to go and propagate devotion to Our Lady, with the title of Help of Christians. That is why, today, one talks of Mary Help of Christians as the Madonna of Don Bosco. To obey this wish, or better recommendation, of Don Bosco, to spread devotion to Mary under the title of Help of Christians, the MARIA AUSILIATRICE.