Our Institute is organised in terms of Groups and Regions, which have to do with geographical location.

We have Coordinators who: accompany us on our personal spiritual journey and organise common formation initiatives.

The GROUP is made up of VDBs who live within the same geographical territory. At the moment we have 182 Groups around the world.

The Group is accompanied by a Local Coordinator, who is supported by the Local Council.
The Group meets once monthly for the Day of Recollection, where VDBs pray together, share their experiences, and support each other.
Those Groups which are in close geographical proximity form a Region. We currently have 27 Regions around the world.

The Region is led by the Regional Coordinator, together with the Regional Council.
The VDBs meet on a Regional basis for the annual Spiritual Exercises, days of study or fratermity…

The general organisation of the Institute is entrusted to the Major Coordinator who, along with the Central Council, is elected by the General Assembly.

At all levels (Group, Region, Centre) of the Institute, the VDBs are spiritually accompanied by the Salesians of Don Bosco.


Meekness is the most important virtue that exists. It inclines one to speak well, it makes one’s words and actions gentle, it wins over hearts and it is one of the best ways to do good