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.

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD
Teilhard's Mysticism:  Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ
Conference Retreat 
with Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD 
June 9 - 14, 2019
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Nancy Sylvester, IHM
Contemplation...a Transformative 
Practice Needed at This Time  
Conference Retreat 
with Nancy Sylvester, IHM  
July 15 - 20, 2019  
Registration & Details

Jan PhillipsBeyond Belief:  Becoming the Mystics and Prophets We Are Called to Be 
Conference Retreat
with Jan Phillips   
October 6 - 11, 2019 
Registration & Details