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.

Maureen Lauer-GattaLiving in Awareness  
Weekend Opportunity 
with Maureen Lauer-Gatta 
and Dena Deluco 
January 11-12, 2019 
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A Reflection on the Life of St. Teresa of Calcutta 
Weekend Opportunity 
with Margaret Marszal, HM   
February 22-23, 2019 
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Dr. Robert WicksRiding the Dragon:  
Strengthening Your Inner Life in
Challenging Times
One Day Opportunity  
with Dr. Robert Wicks
March 23, 2019
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