Our retreats offer
a time of silence and reflection on a particular theme for
spiritual growth. Our visiting retreat staff as well as members of
the Quellen Staff will assist retreatants offering various
Scriptural passages for prayer and reflection. The retreat
schedule begins with a 7:00 PM conference the evening of the first
Anyone wishing to come for supper at 5:00 PM should indicate
this on the registration form.
A $75 non-refundable deposit
[applicable to fee] is required when making your reservation.
Preached Retreats $425.00
and Directed Retreats $450.00
30-Day Ignatian Retreat $2,000
To register for any of the retreats listed
below email Sister Teresa @
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-543-6528 x 217.
July 5-12, 2015
Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love
Josita Marks, SCC
offer time for silence in which a group of retreatants is guided
through a prayer experience, a presentation is given, and
suggestions for prayer are offered. Individual direction is also
available at this time. Liturgy is celebrated each day.
What does a 14th century mystic have to offer to a 21st century
world? The woman who
has come to be known as Julian of Norwich has been re-discovered
over the last 50 years as a very significant woman mystic for our
time – and for all times! In a world that often feels like “gloom
and doom”, she offers HOPE and JOY coming from the heart of the
gospel message.This guided retreat will offer one morning
conference on Julian’s message and writings.
Her teachings come from a vision in which she received 16
revelations about the love of God.
In her written work,
A Book of Showings,
she stands out as a brilliant writer, scholar, theologian and
spiritual guide. The remainder of the day will be for personal
contemplation and reflection on the content of the conference and
the ways her message relates to your own life.
Bring along a personal journal!
Consider coming apart for 6-days of silence and prayer, and
become acquainted with one of the great mystics and writers of the
June 20-27, 2015
vary in length from five to eight days and are a time of silence,
solitude and prayer. The material for prayer is usually scriptural
based. A daily meeting with the director provides an opportunity
for mutually reviewing the prayer experience and discerning the
lead of the Spirit. Liturgy is celebrated each day.
This six day Ignatian directed retreat
is an invitation to reflect on how we are meeting God in our
prayer and in our life experiences. An atmosphere of silence and
solitude, daily Mass, and other prayer opportunities are offered.
Retreatants meet daily with their director. Each director is
limited to 4-5 retreatants. Directors for this retreat are:
Marie Holup, SSCM
— Margaret Dincher, SCC
__ Carol Makravitz, SCC
__ Paul Sullivan, SJ
__ Josita Marks, SCC
__ Eileen Carmody, PBVM
__ Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
June 27-July 31, 2015
St. Ignatius of Loyola was still a layman when he began taking
notes on his own spiritual experiences. These formed the
genesis of the spiritual exercises, which Ignatius was eager
to share with others in his lifetime and which have since
become a classic work in Christian spirituality. The full
Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola is an
individually directed live-in retreat made over thirty days.
In an atmosphere of prayerful silence you will have
sabbatical time for meditation, reflection and liturgy.
The dates given include the preparation days before the 30-day
retreat and the reflection days at its conclusion.
Cost: $2,000 all inclusive.
Deposit $200 Applications due by May 1, 2015
Call the Spiritual Center for an application.
Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
Teresa Skierkowski, SCC, MA, MS
is Director of the Quellen Spiritual
She holds a Masters Degree in Theology and a MS in
facilitates retreats and programs and
a spiritual director.
Her training in Spiritual
Direction is from Linwood Spiritual Center in Rhinebeck, NY.
She is a Supervisor of Spiritual Directors receiving her training from
Inisfada, St. Ignatius Retreat Center, Manhasset, NY and
training in the Spiritual Exercises from St. Joseph Retreat
Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts.
She serves on the staff of the
Quellen Spiritual Direction Formation Program.
July 24--July 31,
Facilitator: Fr. Anthony [Tony] Ciorra
Theme: “DO NOT BE AFRAID OF TENDERNESS,
MERCY AND GOODNESS"
Fr. Anthony [Tony] Ciorra
Pope Francis spoke these words as he began his pontificate on
March 13, 2013. He proclaimed, "that the one thing the Church
needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm
hearts through mercy.” Inspired by Cardinal Walter Kasper's
Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to the Christian
the Pope has made this his signature theme. This retreat will
focus on mercy as being at the core of Jesus' teachings in the
parables and explained by Pope Francis. The invitation of this
retreat will be to receive mercy, healing and forgiveness so
that we might bring the Joy of the Gospel into our world
Father Anthony Ciorra,
was ordained a priest in 1973, and
has experience in parish life,
teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching and
formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology,
history, and pastoral theology, and a certificate in Spiritual
Direction. He has a Ph. D. in Theology from Fordham
University. He is the author of several books including his
most recent 2013 publication Beauty: A Way to God (Paulist
Press, 2013). He has produced audio and video presentations on
Thomas Merton, the History of Christian Spirituality, the
Spirituality of Vatican II, Gratitude, and the Twelve Steps of
Alcoholics Anonymous for everyone. Currently he is the
Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity and
Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield,
Connecticut. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the
United States, the Middle East and Europe. He is also actively
involved in creating programs for inter-religious dialogue
among Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Facilitator: Father Patrick Foley
Theme: "BEATITUDES: JESUS’ EIGHT-STEP PLAN FOR HAPPINESS
so that your joy may be complete" (Jn.
you have about as much joy in your life as you can handle? If
so, then you probably do not need this retreat. But if there
is some area of your life in which you are not experiencing
all the joy you would like -- complete joy, which is what
Jesus wants for you -- then you may want to give this retreat
a chance. We're going to reflect on "The Beatitudes: Jesus'
Eight-Step Plan for Happiness." Come, ask, receive, so that
your joy may be complete.
Father Patrick Foley,
is a diocesan priest, ordained in 1973, and has served in a
variety of settings (parish and campus ministry,
administration, high school and college teacher). From early
on he has been involved with directing retreats, parish
missions, days of recollection, and similar events. Since 1995
these have been the focus of his ministry. He is typically "on
the road" some forty or more weeks every year, visiting
dioceses, religious communities and parishes across the
country. When he is not traveling, he is
writing to reflect further upon the
themes of spiritual formation and Christian life in our times.
In addition to degrees in philosophy and theology, he earned
an M.A. in speech and drama from The Catholic University of
America, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in formative spirituality from
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Quellen Spiritual Center
350 Bernardsville Road
Mendham, NJ 07945