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 @
email@example.com or call 973-543-6528 x 217.
July 20-27, 2016
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 28-July 5, 2016
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:
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.
Teresa Skierkowski, SCC
Carol Makravitz, 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.
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
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
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
Facilitator: Fr. Daniel Issing,
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____
$250 Paid in Full____
$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