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. 

July 20-27, 2016
Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love
Facilitator:  Josita Marks, SCC

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.
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 English language.



June 28-July 5, 2016 

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:

—  Jean Marie Holup, SSCM 
__  Carol Makravitz, SCC 
__  Paul Sullivan, SJ
__   Josita Marks, SCC
__  Karen Doyle, SSJ
__  Teresa Skierkowski, SCC

June 28-July 31, 2016

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.




July 5--July 12, 2016
Facilitator:  Fr. Albert Hasse, OFM

Theme: “Living the Lord's Prayer"  

As early as the second century, the Lord’s Prayer was referred to as a “summary of the entire Gospel.” It was viewed not simply as a prayer method but also as a statement that incorporated all the teachings of Jesus. Based upon Fr. Albert’s best selling book, Living the Lord’s Prayer: The Way of the Disciple, this retreat will explore the Lord’s Prayer as a mission statement to be lived in the life of every disciple.

Albert Hasse, OFM  is a former missionary to mainland China and the author of nine books on popular spirituality and the presenter on four bestselling DVDs by Paraclete Press. Preacher of parish missions, presenter of spirituality workshops, and a spiritual director, he resides in Texas. Visit his website at www.AlbertOFM.org


 August 8-14, 2016
Facilitator: Fr. Daniel Issing, C.S.C.

Theme:  TBA







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Quellen Spiritual Center          Mendham, New Jersey 
350 Bernardsville Road Mendham, New Jersey 07945 
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