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St. Mary’s Villa for Children and Families in Ambler, PA, celebrates 100 years of service to at-risk children and youth this Sunday.  The open house will include tours of the famous Lindenwold Castle.

Click here for a story and video from the Ambler Gazette.

St. Mary’s roots extend to 1911, when the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) founded an orphanage in Conshohocken, PA.  Also that year, the sisters purchased the Ambler property, originally the estate of Richard V. Mattison, MD.  It became the new site for St. Mary’s Home for Boys.

In 2000, St. Mary’s Villa for Children & Families became a corporate affiliate of Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, PA.  As such, St. Mary’s is among the CSFNs’ sponsored ministries.
Today, St. Mary’s Villa provides residential care and treatment to children and teens, ages 6 – 18.  Young people come to St. Mary’s through referrals from the child-welfare system.

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Readers ‘of a certain age’ may recall that St. Mary’s Villa was the location for the 1965 movie, The Trouble with Angels, starring Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills.