Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Early Bird Registration for Women's Retreat Ends March 1


Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center is Closing on June 30.

Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn, OSU, of the Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province, announced last week to the staff, board, alumnae and press that Villa Maria will close June 30. Sister Rita Ann stated, "Like many retreat centers in the United States, Villa Maria has been struggling financially, despite valiant efforts by the staff and board. The Ursuline leadership has come to the difficult decision that we must close Villa Maria in order to remain good stewards of our resources...Villa Maria has always been known as a place where God is center and the world is welcome. We cherish our many years in this community and look forward to maintaining our relationship with our dedicated alumnae, the many wonderful coworkers and volunteers who have served alongside us, and all who have supported our ministry here in ways too numerous to describe. Please pray with us as we prepare to put the Villa Maria property on the market for sale."


Saturday, January 16, 2016

SAVE THE DATE for this year's Celebrate Women Retreat April 22-24, 2016

Celebrate Women Retreat
April 22 - 24
Leader: Amy Egenberger from Spirit Out! Coaching, Minneapolis
Call: 651-345-4582 for more information or to register


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Schedule of Events and Programs through June, 2016


2016 Scheduled Events at the Villa through June. (Includes On-going and Special Events)

Centering Prayer
Every Monday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meets in Garrard Room
For more information call:
Linda Schafer at 651-388-4519

Oil Painting Start to Finish
Meets in Garrard Room
Instructor: Julie Fjelstad, CRI
Bob Ross Technique
For more information or to attend a class call:
Julie at 651-345-2311

Yoga - Breathing/Relaxation/Meditation
Instructor: Betsy Witt
Every Wednesday 5:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For more information call:
Betsy at 651-345-3902

Villa Maria Book Club

Third Thursday of the Month
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
For more information call:
Sarah at 651-345-4582 

Celebrate Women Retreat 
Weekend of April 22-24

Leader: Amy Egenberger, artist, educator, certified coach
and founder of Spirit Out! Coaching in Minneapolis.
Friday 5:30 p.m. - Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Register by calling 651-345-4582

Villa Maria

Journey to Wholeness
April 29-May 1
A Retreat for Couple & Singles
Director, Fr. Tony Kilroy, O.P.
For more information or to register
Contact: Jean MacFarland at 952-849-2033
Villa Maria
                                                                                                                                                                  
Tour de Pepin
June 3-4
Special offer to bikers
Friday overnight, dinner & breakfast
Bicycle security
Register by calling 651-345-4582


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Villa Maria is Participating in Mississippi Valley Partners 100 Miles of Christmas



The Villa's gift shop has expanded its inventory to include Fair Trade items from Ten Thousand Villages and Serrv. We will be open on Saturday and Sunday December 5 & 6 from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy a cup of Villa's famous specialty coffee and cookies!

Fair Trade items for sale include jewelry, silk scarves and nativities. Also available for purchase are specialty gift wraps, cards, Christian gifts, icons and books on the world's major religions. The Villa's       t-shirts, mugs and coffee will also be available for purchase.

The chapel is beautifully decorated with over 100 nativities and will be available for viewing on this weekend, too! We look forward to meeting new people and welcoming those we already know.

For more information on Mississippi Valley Partners 100 Miles of Christmas click on the following link: http://100milesofchristmas.org/.