News, Statements & Inspiration

Upcoming Livestream-Mass of Christian Burial-Sr. Monica Boles

December 22, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

This event has concluded. Join us for the Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Monica Boles today at 10:30. We ask that you mute your microphone once you have connected to eliminate interference. Thank you.


HM Voice Now Available Online

December 21, 2022 | Posted in HM Voice, News & Updates
A woman standing next to a flower arrangement in a church; HM Voice Fall 2022 cover image

The fall issue of the HM Voice is now available online. Catch up on our latest news, and be sure to check out our new recurring series, Villa Sisters Spotlight, where we’ll be highlighting sisters living at the Villa in …


In Memoriam-Sr. Monica Boles

December 19, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Monica Boles, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Austin, died Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: July 29, 1930│ Age: 92 Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio Sister Monica ministered for 48 years in classrooms in …


Villa Maria Farm Produce Market Closes for Season

October 12, 2022 | Posted in News & Updates

The Villa Maria Farm Produce Market closed for the season on Saturday, October 8. Thank you for your patronage this growing season!


In Memoriam-Sr. Mary Kathryn Pillot

September 26, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Mary Kathryn Pillot, H.M., formerly Sister Philip Neri, died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: June 3, 1931│ Age: 91 Place of Birth: Louisville, Ohio Sister Mary Kathryn Pillot dedicated herself in ministry …


Happy Birthday, Sr. Rene!

September 21, 2022 | Posted in News & Updates

We are wishing Sr. René Parman blessings as she celebrates her 102nd birthday today! Sr. René was featured in the Fall 2020 issue of the HM Voice when she celebrated her 100th birthday. That interview is linked below. Happy Birthday, …


Livestream-Mass of Christian Burial-Sr. Mildred Ruffing

September 19, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

This event has concluded. Join Sister Mildred Ruffing’s Funeral Mass today at 10:30 a.m. We ask that you mute your microphone once you have connected to eliminate interference. Thank you.


In Memoriam-Sr. Mildred Ruffing

September 13, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Mildred Ruffing, H.M., formerly Sister M. Jacinta, died Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Assumption Village, North Lima, Ohio. Date of Birth: January 23, 1932 │ Age: 90 Place of Birth: Norwalk, Ohio Sister Mildred Ruffing planted many a garden …


Save the Date-Our Common Home in Peril: Gathering for a Just and Sacred Future

August 17, 2022 | Posted in Events, News & Updates

Save the Date for a day of connection and conversation with organizations committed to building a more sustainable future guided by the goals of the Laudato Sí Action Platform. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Magnificat …


Villa Maria Farm Produce Market Open for Season

August 10, 2022 | Posted in News & Updates

The Villa Maria Farm Produce Market is now open for the season. Market hours are Wednesday, 12-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note that appropriate social distancing behavior is always expected on the farm. The Villa Maria Farm …