About Us

We are a group of Catholics in the Santa Barbara area. We come together for prayer, for companionship, and for mutual edification in the Faith.  We seek to be different from many young adult groups by placing a greater emphasis on tradition and history.  We get together periodically for social gatherings (often at Harry's Plaza Cafe, a local restaurant whose walls are covered in historical photographs of Santa Barbara), for monthly sodality Masses, and for day trips.  Ask to join our mailing list to receive announcements about planned events.

The Origin of Our Name

A sodality is a group of lay Catholics who gather in what may be called a union of prayer. Sodalities were quite common in the United States as Catholic youth movements in the first half of the twentieth century.

Bishop Francisco Garcia Diego y Moreno (1785-1846), after whom a local high school is named, was the first bishop of the Diocese of the Two Californias in the early 19th century. The seat of this bishopric was in Santa Barbara.

Our Charter

You can read about the principles of the sodality in our charter.

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Our Patroness

We place the sodality under the patronage of Nuestra SeƱora Refugio de Pecadores (Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners). Painting by Michael Aberle.

Our Litany

Our sodality litany is made up of saints to which our members have special devotion. Members can request for other saints to be added.

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