November 23, 2020
HM Sisters Plan Virtual Advent Celebration to Share Spirit of the Season
Villa Maria, PA — Plan to join the Sisters of the Humility of Mary for a virtual celebration of Advent and the Christmas season as they share the spirit of Villa Maria with friends near and far.
Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (November 29), the online celebration—Sharing Our Hearts & Hope: An Advent & Christmas Journey—aims to capture the welcoming spirit of the annual Villa Maria Nativity Display in a virtual format.
Join the sisters and their extended community as they share reflections on the season and its symbols, poetry, music, memories of family traditions, photos, and more on the HM website and social media channels. A few livestream events are also planned, which will be announced later.
The online celebration will run through Epiphany (January 6, 2021) and feature new content each day.
Connect with the sisters through humilityofmary.org or follow them on Facebook or Instagram (@SistersofHM) and YouTube (@SistersHM) to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Search the hashtag #sharingourheartsandhope to find all the celebration content and share it to bring a little light to all hearts this Christmas season.
October 23, 2020
21st Villa Maria Harvest Day Goes Virtual
Villa Maria, PA – To prioritize the health and safety of the sisters and the public amid the pandemic, the 21st annual Villa Maria Harvest Day was celebrated virtually this year.
The virtual celebration premiered on the Sisters of the Humility of Mary YouTube channel on October 23, 2020. The pre-recorded program featured a conversation with Sr. Maryann Golonka and John Moreira, director of land management, about the farm and the history of Harvest Day. Special guests like Jot the Clown, VMESC, many Harvest Day Committee members, and sisters, staff, and apartment residents appeared to entertain, demonstrate fun activities, and offer happy harvest wishes to all.
Everyone is invited to share their favorite Harvest Day memories and pictures on social media using the hashtags #VillaMariaHarvestDay and #VillaMariaHarvestDayMemories.
The entire presentation can be viewed on the HM YouTube Page at https://youtu.be/z-LACJ_JPbE.
While they can’t celebrate in person this year, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary look forward to welcoming everyone back to the farm for Harvest Day 2021.
In the spirit of this year’s theme, “A Harvest of Hope,” please consider donating to a local food bank in your area if you are able.
Villa Maria is located 1 mile south of U.S. Route 422 on Evergreen Road (near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border), Villa Maria, Pa. 10 miles east of Youngstown, Ohio, and 11 miles west of New Castle, Pa.
The Sisters of the Humility of Mary is a community of women religious, whose motherhouse, Villa Maria Community Center, has been located in Villa Maria, Pa. since 1864. Their mission of bringing more abundant life to God’s people, especially the poor, is carried out in multiple ways and through various sponsored ministries.
May 30, 2017
New Leadership Team Elected.
The Sisters of the Humility of Mary elected new leadership during their recent Chapter of Elections. Sr. Toby Lardie was elected to serve a second four-year term as Pastoral Leader. Sisters Karen Bernhardt, Margaret Marszal, Carol Anne Smith, and Barbara Wincik were elected to serve as councilors. The new Leadership Team will be installed in August at the HM Community's annual Community Days and Missioning.
L to R: Sr. Barbara Wincik, Sr. Carol Anne Smith, Sr. Toby Lardie, Sr. Karen Bernhardt, Sr. Margaret Marszal
Be a Villa Volunteer
Looking for a way to make a difference and have fun while doing it? Consider the many volunteer opportunities that abound in service of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary on the picturesque Villa Maria Community Center campus in Villa Maria, Pa. Open to anyone 21 and older, areas in need of service include:
Special Events • The Farm • Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center • Other Departments/Areas as needed
For more information, call 724-964-8920, ext. 3274.