In the heart of Santa Barbara you will find the roots of her people
Whether you are just visiting or call this lovely city your home, all are invited to celebrate with us! Get directions.
For 230 years, Our Lady of Sorrows has served Santa Barbara’s Catholic community. For over 100 years, the Jesuit Fathers continue to guide us in our journey with God and each other.
Did you know Our Lady of Sorrows:
Is one of the oldest churches in California, dating back to 1782?
Has had three locations in Santa Barbara, the first being the Presidio Chapel?
Established the Notre Dame School (originally called The Dolores School)?
Takes its name from the Apostolic College Chapel in 1855? Read more.
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Photography throughout the website reflects the 32 original, Venetian-style stained-glass windows in the church. Come by and see the beauty of these works of art for yourself.