Outdoor Labyrinth


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 day.
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

Guided and Directed Retreats $450.00

30-Day Ignatian Retreat $2,000 

To register for any of the retreats listed below email Sister Teresa @ quellen@scceast.org or call 973-543-6528 x 217. 

June 26-July 3, 2017
Theme:  Women Disciples of Jesus
Facilitator:  Josita Marks, SCC

During these days of retreat the Scriptures will be our source of prayer and reflection.  Each day we will begin by pondering the meaning of DISCIPLESHIP through the stories of different women whose interaction with and relationship to Jesus TRANSFORMED THEIR HEARTS AND LIVES.  The remainder of the day will be yours for further reflection and prayer on how the Scripture story relates to your own spiritual journey.  This will give you time and space to open your heart to ever-deepening TRANSFORMATION.  Spiritual direction will be offered for those who might want to give voice to the ways God moves within you during your prayer and reflection.

Guided Retreats 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.




None Scheduled for 2017

Directed retreats 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 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:

May 29-July 3, 2017

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.

Retreat Directors:  Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
               Carol Makravitz, SCC

Teresa Skierkowski, SCC, MA, MS is Director of the Quellen Spiritual Center. She holds a Masters Degree in Theology and a MS in Administration.  She facilitates retreats and programs and is 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.

Carol Makravitz, SCC, MS, Ph.D. is a full-time staff member of Quellen Spiritual Center. She is trained as a Spiritual Director from the University of Scranton in Scranton,PA and in giving the Ignatian 30-Day retreat through the Spiritual Exercises Institute at Inisfada, in Manhasset, NY.  She also received training in giving Directed Retreats from Mariandale Retreat Center. Carol also serves on the Staff of the Quellen Spiritual Direction Formation Program.




June 26--July 3, 2017
Facilitator:  Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM

Theme: TBA  


Dennis Mason, OFM Conv., is a member of the Franciscan Friars in Ellicott City, Maryland.  He was ordained on May 6, 1978 and celebrates 45 years as a member.  He has served in several parishes and ministries.  Celebrating 45 years as a Franciscan, he now offers missions and retreats in the United States and abroad.



 August 8-14, 2017
Facilitator: Fr. Anthony Ciorra

Theme:  Everyday God

God’s grace is blowing in the wind and all we have to do is open up our sails. We are flooded with God’s grace in the midst of the ordinariness of everyday life. All we need to do is pay attention, open our eyes and become mystics. “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” (Karl Rahner). This retreat will be an invitation to embrace the experience of our Everyday God.


Anthony Ciorra  was ordained a priest in 1973. His experience has included 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.


His publications include Everyday Mysticism, a book about spirituality in the marketplace and he co-authored Moral Formation in the Parish. He has produced audio and video presentations on Thomas Merton, the History of Christian Spirituality, the Spirituality of Vatican II, Gratitude, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone, the Seven Great Schools of Christian Spirituality and A Retreat with Pope Francis. He edited the book, Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness  on the occasion  of the fiftieth anniversary of the Council. His most recent publication is: Beauty: A Way to God  (Paulist Press, 2013).


He is currently Professor of Theology, Catholic Studies  and Interim Vice President for Mission and Catholic identity at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.




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         Quellen Spiritual Center

         350 Bernardsville Road

         Mendham, NJ   07945




Quellen Spiritual Center          Mendham, New Jersey 
350 Bernardsville Road Mendham, New Jersey 07945 
For Retreat information, Program information, and Spiritual Direction call: 
Phone: [973] 543-6528 x 217 Fax: [973] 543-9459 
Group Reservations: [973] 543-6528 x 271 
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