Welcome to Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC) is located between New Castle, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio on the picturesque grounds of Villa Maria Community Center, home of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. The woodlands, meadows, pond, outdoor shrines, nature walkways, herb garden, working farm, and the lived faith of the resident sisters provide a setting where the whole person, body-mind-spirit, can be nourished.

Our mission: VMESC provides and promotes educational and spiritual experiences in a unique setting for people of all ages, faiths, and economic status.

Our vision: VMESC is a sacred setting where God's grace is nurtured and abundant life unfolds. We seek to inspire lifelong learning and growth through relationships with God, others, self, and Earth.

Our program offerings include retreats and other spiritual growth opportunities for adults and youth. We are also delighted to provide space and hospitality to hosted groups for meetings, conferences, and other events.

Anne Kertz Kernion 
Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA
Weekend Opportunity
Anne Kertz Kernion   
March 20-22, 2020
Registration & Details 


Maureen Lauer-Gatta
Essential Oils: From Basics to Beyond
One Day Opportunity
April 4, 2020
Registration & Details  

Jim Finley 
Exploring the Foundation of Contemplative Living in the Midst of the World
Weekend Opportunity 
James Finley, PhD (via Skype) and Cheryl Rose, HM   
May 1-3, 2020    
Registration & Details