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.
June 26-July 3, 2017
Theme: Women Disciples of Jesus
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
Spiritual direction will be offered for those who might want to
give voice to the ways God moves within you during your prayer and
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
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.
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
June 26--July 3, 2017
Facilitator: Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM
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
Celebrating 45 years as a
Franciscan, he now offers missions and retreats in the United
States and abroad.
Facilitator: Fr. Anthony Ciorra
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.
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
His publications include
a book about spirituality in the marketplace and he
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
He is currently Professor of Theology,
and Interim Vice President for
Mission and Catholic identity at Sacred Heart University,
REGISTRATION FORM—COPY AS NEEDED FOR RETREATS AND
Phone number ____________________________________
Email address for confirmation
Retreat Choice and dates
Amount enclosed: $75 Deposit ___ [Balance due upon
$425 Paid in Full ___
$ 450 Paid in Full____
$200 Deposit ___ [Balance due upon arrival]
$2,000 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