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.

Featured Presentations

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Mandala, Exploring the Sacred Circle

Paulette Kirschensteiner, HM

July 9-13, 2023

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The Long, Loving Look: A Guided Immersion in Prayer

Cheryl Rose, HM

July 23-28, 2023

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10th Annual Nostra Aetate Lecture

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

August 1, 2023

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About Us

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 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.

Villa Maria Wish House

One of the many sacred spaces on the campus where our guests can pray or meditate.