The Shrine of Mary Help of Christians was born from the courage of Don Bosco and his great devotion to Our Lady. It is the heart of Salesian work. It is the place of the educational and spiritual maturity of the saint of young people. It contains the bodies of Don Bosco, of Santa Maria Domenica Mazzarello, co-founder with Don Bosco of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, of San Domenico Savio, and of the blessed salesians.
It was a task marked by extraordinary events and enormous difficulties: Don Bosco never tired of repeating that it was the Madonna who wanted the church and she herself, after having even indicated to him the place where it was supposed to rise, would also have found the necessary means .