Directed Ignatian Silent Retreats for Laity, Deacons, & Religious
These retreats, open to laity, deacons, and religious, are for those individuals who have previously made at least one four-day silent retreat and who feel called to more. 
 
June 28-July 3, 2017 (full)
directed by Dr. Teresa Kemmer
 
This retreat begins with dinner the evening of the first day and ends after lunch the last day.  The retreat schedule consists of meals, Mass, Holy Hour, and spiritual direction with the remaining time spent in individual prayer.  The total cost for the retreat is $742.00, which includes lodging, meals, spiritual direction, and tax.
 
July 11-19, 2017 (one opening available)
directed by Father Tom Anderson
 
This retreat begins with dinner the evening of the first day and ends after lunch the last day.  The retreat schedule consists of meals, Mass, Holy Hour, and spiritual direction with the remaining time spent in individual prayer.  The total cost for the retreat is $975.20, which includes lodging, meals, spiritual direction, and tax.
 
July 21-28, 2017 (full w/ a waiting list)
directed by Father Joe Vogel
 
This retreat begins with Orientation at 1pm the first day and ends after lunch the last day.  The retreat schedule consists of meals, Mass, Holy Hour, and spiritual direction with the remaining time spent in individual prayer.  The total cost for the retreat is $879.80, which includes lodging, meals, spiritual direction, and tax. 
 
September 17-24, 2017
directed by Dr. Teresa Kemmer
 
This retreat begins with Orientation at 3pm the first day and ends at 3pm the last day.  The retreat schedule consists of meals, Mass, Holy Hour and spiritual direction with the remaining time spent in individual prayer.  The total cost for the retreat is $985.80, which includes lodging, meals, spiritual direction, and tax.
 
Please call 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org for more information or to request an application.  A limited number of openings are available.


Directed Silent Retreats for Priests

Spiritual Director, Mrs. Trudy McCaffrey, will be available to direct priests on Silent Retreat during the following dates:

  • November 2-10, 2017 (full w/ a waiting list)
Dates listed begin with the arrival date and end with the departure date.  Direction will begin the day after the arrival date.

What can I expect to find at Broom Tree?
Each retreatant has their own room with private bathroom, queen bed, dresser, recliner, and writing desk. Linens and towels are provided and there are laundry facilities available if needed. The Adoration Chapel in the Retreat Center is open 24 hours a day as well as Sts. Isidore & Maria Chapel (the little white church on the hill nearby). An exercise room is available in the Retreat Center, and there is a walking/running path on the property. In the summer, there is also an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub available for your use during scheduled hours.

What does a Directed Silent Retreat at Broom Tree look like?
The daily schedule includes meals, Mass, and Holy Hour. The director will set a time for spiritual direction each day. The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.

What can I expect for cost?
The cost for meals and lodging is $90/day and the director's stipend is $300.  Sales and tourism tax will be added to the total invoice.

If you would like to inquire about a date, or if you simply have questions, feel free to contact our Administrator at 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org