On June 5, 1959, feast of the Sacred Heart, the pious society of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart became a religious congregation and in October there was the 1st Chapter in which Sister Bice Giuseppina Carini was elected mother general.
Since 1983, SOSCs have been part of the Salesian Family.
During the last General Chapter, Mother Graziella Maria Benghini was re-elected Mother General for a second six-year term: 2019-2025.
Currently there are about 250 Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart in Italy, Malta, Bolivia and Peru.
Source: Official website of the Sosc Congregation