About Us

We are the Shrine of St. Jude – A Ministry of Prayer.  A Ministry of Hope.

Our Patron St. Jude

St. Jude, often called "The Forgotten Saint," bore the same name as the traitor, Judas Iscariot, and so was often overlooked. We are here to remedy that.

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Our Shrine

From the humblest of beginnings during the Great Depression sprang a shoot of Hope in the heart of the City.

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The Provincial’s Message

from the Very Rev. Fr. Mark Padrez, O.P.

On behalf of all the Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, welcome!

Our History as Dominicans

Celebrating 800 Years of Preaching for the Salvation of Souls… and counting!


Commissioned & Sent

Pope Honorius III gave official approval for the creation of the Order of Preachers


Starting a Province

Dominicans first arrive in California and proclaim the Gospel to miners during the Gold Rush


Today and Beyond

Dominicans continue to profess the Most Holy Name of Jesus throughout the world