Join in the Journey
At Villa Maria, we believe we should be on a journey with our brothers and sisters in need through service and social justice. As one enters into this journey with people with life experiences different from our own, we are transformed as is society. Service and social justice become a mission — a part of who we are.
Pope Francis reminds us that we “must open [our] arms to protect all of God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick . . .” Pope Francis also tweeted about six million followers in nine languages, “Dear young people do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”
Service learning at Villa Maria includes education, prayer, action, and reflection. We offer service immersion trips locally, nationally, and abroad, and we also offer local and regional service opportunities. Come join us on the journey!