La Casa de Maria, an ecumenical retreat center owned by the Immaculate Heart Community, can see light at the end of its mortgage. Less than $700,000 must still be raised to retire the original $4.5 million mortgage, thanks to an anonymous million-dollar matching grant and another $100,000 matching grant. Alice Faye Cleese and her husband, comedian John Cleese, are helping with the final fundraising drive.


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