Tag archives: La Casa

La Casa de Maria Making Progress
By Lynda Millner   |   August 5, 2021

It was so inspiring to see La Casa de Maria and the property coming to life because it was one of the most damaged from the 2018 debris flow. It borders San Ysidro Ranch and there were nine buildings destroyed — all the dorms and retreat center facilities. They were servicing 12,000 folks a year […]

Lemons and Lemonade
By Lynda Millner   |   July 5, 2018

La Casa de Maria retreat center has a special place in our hearts. Don and I were married in their chapel 17 years ago. Many of our wedding photos were taken there both inside and out. It was all nearly destroyed during the January mudslide. They lost nine buildings and are still trying to decide […]

A Time of Gratitude
By Lynda Millner   |   November 9, 2017

La Casa de Maria is a special place for many of us. I discovered it walking in Montecito many years ago. Who knew that I would eventually be married in its chapel? These 26 acres spell peace in the best way.  The Chumash were the first residents to tend the spirit and beings of this […]