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Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

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Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Website:
https://www.vmesc.org
Street:
2067 Evergreen St
ZIP:
16155
City:
Villa Maria
State:
Pennsylvania
Country:
United States

Description

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.

FROM CLEVELAND: 
(and other points West)

  • Take Ohio turnpike (I-80 EAST) to Exit 218
  • Follow I-80 EAST toward New York and Sharon (road splits: take left fork)
  • Exit I-80 at Hubbard, Exit 234A 
    (Route 7 & 62)
  • Turn right at stop sign
  • Continue across Route 304 (road becomes Route 616)
  • Continue on Route 616 to Route 422 intersection (Route 422 is 5.8 miles from I-80)
  • Turn left (East) onto Route 422
  • Take Route 422 East to the first cross-road past the Pennsylvania state line (Evergreen Road)
  • Turn right onto Evergreen Road
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below 

Alternate Route

  • Take turnpike (I-80 EAST) to Exit 218
  • Follow I-80 East to I-680 Youngstown
  • Exit at US Route 422 / 193 NEW CASTLE
  • Turn left onto Route 422 East
  • Take Route 422 East to the first cross-road past the Pennsylvania state line (Evergreen Road)
  • Turn right onto Evergreen Road
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below

To Avoid The Ohio Turnpike

  • Take I-480 EAST to Route to Route 14 (Ravenna)
  • Follow Route 14 to I-76 EAST
  • Take I-76 EAST to I-80 EAST (New York / Sharon) to Hubbard Exit 234 A
  • Turn right at stop sign
  • Continue across Route 304 (road becomes Route 616)
  • Continue on Route 616 to Route 422 intersection (Route 422 is 5.8 miles from I-80)
  • Turn left (East) onto Route 422
  • Take Route 422 East to the first cross-road past the Pennsylvania state line (Evergreen Road)
  • Turn right onto Evergreen Road
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below 

From Youngstown

  • Take Route 422 East to the first cross-road past the Pennsylvania state line (Evergreen Road)
  • Turn right onto Evergreen Road (Posted sign indicates Villa Maria one mile)
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below 

From Pittsburgh

  • From PA turnpike (I-76 West) take Exit 10 to Interstate 376 west (formerly 60 North)
  • From Pittsburgh airport take Interstate 376 west (formerly Route 60 North)
  • Near New Castle, Interstate 376 and Route 422 merge for approximately one mile.
  • Pass Exit for Route 224.
  • Take the next Exit and follow Route 422 west toward Youngstown.
  • Follow Route 422 West to Evergreen Road. (Approx. 8 miles. A posted sign indicates Villa Maria to the left. The sign appears soon after you pass St. James Church. If you cross the state line into Ohio you have gone too far.)
  • Turn left onto Evergreen Road
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below

Alternate Route

  • Take I-79 North
  • Exit at US Route 422 NEW CASTLE – BUTLER (Exit 99).
  • West of New Castle, Route 422 and Route 376 merge for approximately one mile.
  • Pass Exit for Route 224.
  • Take the next Exit and follow Route 422 west toward Youngstown. (Approx. 8 miles)
  • Follow Route 422 West to Evergreen Road. (A sign indicates Villa Maria to the left. The sign appears soon after you pass St. James Church. If you cross the state line into Ohio you have gone too far.)
  • Turn left onto Evergreen Road
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below

From Erie / Buffalo (and other points Northeast or East)

  • Take I-79 South, to I-80 West (Exit 116 B) to PA Interstate 376 East (formerly Route 60 South 4-A)
  • Exit Interstate 376 (exit 5) at Route 208 West to New Wilmington/Pulaski, turn right toward New Bedford
  • In New Bedford turn left onto Evergreen Road
  • Continue on Evergreen Road across Route 422
  • From this point, see "Once on Evergreen Road" directions listed below
      

Once on Evergreen Road (from intersection of Rt. 422 & Evergreen Rd.)

Entrance #1Use Entrance #1 to access the main Community Building, Magnificat Chapel, Conference Center and Mother Madelaine Room.

  • Proceed approximately one mile on Evergreen Road to Villa Marie Road.
  • Turn right onto Villa Marie Road, then use Entrance # 1 
  • *If using a GPS, please enter "225 Villa Marie Rd, Pulaski, PA 16143".
      

Use Entrance #4 to access Begel Hall, Potier Center and additional parking

  • Proceed slightly more than one mile on Evergreen Road and use Entrance #4
  • Turn right into parking lot "A".  Parking is available in lots "A" and "B".
  • Begel Hall is the building on the left, Potier Center is the building on the right.
  • Please access either building via the breezeway entrance. 
  • *If using a GPS, please enter "2067 Evergreen Rd, Pulaski, PA 16143".
       
     

Entrance #4Use Entrance #4 to access Marian/Humility Hall and Farm

  • Proceed slightly more than one mile on Evergreen Road and use Entrance # 4
  • Turn right onto Villa Drive (marked by large blue sign)
  • At the four point driveway intersection, turn left to access the farm or turn right to access Marian/Humility Hall (octagon car port) 
  • *If using a GPS, please enter "288 Villa Drive, Pulaski, PA 16143".
   
 
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