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.

Dr. Robert Wicks
Riding the Dragon:

Strengthening Your Inner Life in 
Challenging Times
One Day Opportunity 
with Dr. Robert Wicks  
March 23, 2019 
Registration & Details

Dena Deluco
Change Your Mind:  Make 
Friends with the Voice in Your Head
One Day Opportunity
with Dena Deluco
April 13, 2019 
Registration & Details

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD
Teilhard's Mysticism:  Spiraling into
the Cosmic Christ

Conference Retreat
with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD 
June 9 - 14, 2019
Registration & Details