ADMA is the acronym for Associazione di Maria Ausiliatrice, which translates to Mary Help of Christians Association. Don Bosco founded ADMA in 1869 as a means of connecting good Christians to the spirituality and the mission of the Salesian Congregation. It encourages worship of the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to Mary Help of Christians. It offers a way of sanctification and apostolate to lay people.
Before joining ADMA, candidates undergo a year of preparation and are admitted officially into the Association when they make their solemn promise to be faithful members.
ADMA was established at St. Benedict’s in 2000. We meet on Tuesdays closest to the 24th of each month, except during the summer. Our meetings consist of the praying of the rosary, spiritual formation and Scripture reading with faith sharing. We also have mini-retreats twice a year.
ADMA’s excellent bulletins of formation and information can be read on its Turin website
(http://www.donbosco-torino.it in all major languages.
Coordinator: Margaret Pupulin
Spiritual Director: Fr. Joseph Occhio SDB