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