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 $390.00
and Directed Retreats $415.00
Paula D'Arcy Writers Retreat $350.00 with meals and accommodations
30-Day Ignatian Retreat $2,200
To register for any of the retreats listed
below email Sister Teresa @
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-543-6528 x 217.
June 22-29, 2014
Forgiveness: Stories of Redemption
Camille D’Arienzo. RSM
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.
This full six day Guided
retreat is an invitation to reflect on the healing power of
forgiveness in your own life and in the lives of others.
Forgiveness: Stories of Redemption draws from many sources that
provide a framework for forgiveness. Participants will explore
how the Scriptures show that relinquishing anger and
reconciling relationships leads to finding peace. We will
explore literature, which opens avenues of escape and embrace,
and a collection of moving stories about individuals who have
dealt with suffering and injustice in their lives.
Writer's Retreat with
July 18-22, 2014
Limited Space/Register Early
See information below
July 5-12, 2014
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
— Josita Marks, SCC
__ Eileen Carmody, PBVM
__ Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
June 27-July 31, 2014
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. There will
be three rest or repose days built into the retreat. These
occur between each of the Four Weeks of the Spiritual
Cost: $2,200 all inclusive.
Deposit $200 Applications due by April 1, 2014
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, 2014
Facilitator: Jim Van Dorn, OFM Conv.
Theme: “Life Transitions and Our Journey of Faith”
The retreat talks are centered on forgiveness and
healing as we age, have losses in our lives, deal with the
pace of our culture and face the second half
of life that moves us into our wisdom years.
With close to thirty years in retreat ministry and 47 as a
Franciscan Priest, Fr. Jim is well prepared for the ministry
of preaching. A native of Southern, IL Jim entered the
Conventual Franciscans in 1960. Besides retreat ministry(both
preached and directed retreats), Jim has done parish,
campus and initial formation ministry with men interested in
entering the Franciscan Community. He is a firm
believer in long-life education. Over the years he has
participated in many pastoral workshops in order to enhance
Facilitator: Father Patrick Lamb
“Powerlessness and Letting Go: How the 12 Steps of the
Recovery Movement Can help ANYONE live a deeper
Father Lamb will take the
retreatants on a journey through the 12 steps of recovery.
What are you powerless over? Do you struggle with letting go?
Can you name your character defects? Do you need to make
amends to anyone? To God? To yourself? What does it mean to
turn your will and your life over to God?
1935 the recovery movement begun by Bill Wilson and Doctor Bob
Smith has helped countless people who struggle with addiction.
This same movement can help people who are not addicted. The
spirituality of the 12 Steps is very practical and real. Allow
the wisdom of the 12 Steps to enhance your Spiritual journey.
Lamb, a dynamic speaker
down to earth and practical
spirituality, is no stranger to the Sisters of Christian
Charity. For several years he served as President at St. Pius
X High School in Bangor, PA where our Sisters still minister.
He is presently Assistant Pastor
at St. Catherine’s Parish, Mount Penn in the Allentown
A WRITER'S RETREAT
July 18-22, 2014
with Paula D'Arcy
at Villa Pauline on our Campus
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and a registration form
REGISTRATION FORM—COPY AS NEEDED FOR RETREATS AND
Phone number ____________________________________
Email address for confirmation
Retreat Choice and dates
Amount enclosed: $75 Deposit ___ $390
Paid in Full____
$ 415 Paid in Full____
$350 Paid in Full____
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$200 Deposit ___ $2200 Paid in Full___
for 30 Day Retreat
Make check payable to: QUELLEN SPIRITUAL CENTER
Send to: Sister Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
Quellen Spiritual Center
350 Bernardsville Road
Mendham, NJ 07945