VIDES+USA strives to follow the examples given to the Salesian family by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello.
Using the "Preventive System", a method of education formed by Don Bosco, we strive to approach our mission keeping in mind his three pillars: Reason, Religion and Loving-kindness. Seeking to be companions for those we serve, we choose to focus on prevention - forming convictions in those we serve based on love and example, rather than fear. As companions for the young, VIDES strives to work as a team united to help the youth become the best they can be.
Following the ideals of "Accompaniment" practiced by St. Mary Mazzarello, we strive to form personal and meaningful relationships by being present to those we serve. By shifting our focus to creating dynamic interpersonal relationships, we are able to offer the safety and comfort of an authentic relationship to those we accompany. Guiding our companions to a full life in Christ we strive to establish confidence, lead them to discover the truth of self, and introduce them to true freedom, the freedom to love.
As VIDES members we strive to be friends and companions for the journey.
To learn more about St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello, visit the websites of our Salesian Sisters.