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 5-12, 2015
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 20-27, 2015 

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 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:

—  Jean 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.

Retreat Director:  Teresa Skierkowski, 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.


July 24--July 31, 2015
Facilitator:  Fr. Anthony [Tony] Ciorra

Theme: “DO NOT BE AFRAID OF TENDERNESS, MERCY AND GOODNESS"   Facilitator:  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 book, Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to the Christian Life, 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 today.

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. 


 August 8-14, 2015
Facilitator: Father Patrick Foley



 Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete" (Jn. 16:24).  Do 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 Duquesne University.





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