with Sister Miriam Malone, SNJM

Sister Miriam Malone, SNJM

Programs for Life at Villa Maria Del Mar is an evolving response to the spiritual needs and desires of women and men of all ages in the Santa Cruz area and beyond. Programs for Life provides retreats, spiritual formation, circles of prayer and conversation, workshops, and community support. We endeavor to offer relevant opportunities for those on the sacred journey of life who are seeking the fullness of their human development.

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Miriam Malone, SNJM serves as Coordinator of Programs for Life.
She welcomes your feedback and suggestions as program design and development move forward.
Contact Sister Miriam by email at or phone at 831-475-1236. You may also contact the Villa by clicking here or emailing


Autumn colors, cooler weather, the Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving Day. Falling leaves and bare trees. Death and Darkness. Tables set and empty chairs. Memories and gratitude. This prayer video by Miriam Malone, SNJM embraces both grief and gratitude and holds them in a tender place.

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