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. 
August 19-27, 2020
directed by Father Tom Anderson
The retreat will begin the evening of the first day and end the afternoon of the last day.  The retreat schedule consists of meals, Mass, Holy Hour, and spiritual direction with the remaining time spent in individual prayer.  
Please call 605-263-1040 or email 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:

  • April 13-21, 2020
  • May 24-31, 2020 (full w/ waiting list)
  • June 7-15, 2020 (full w/ waiting list)
  • June 30-July 31, 2020 (full w/ waiting list)
  • July 1-9, 2020 (full)
  • July 10-18, 2020 (full)
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 $100/day and the director's stipend is $300.  Sales and tourism tax will be added to the total invoice.  A discount will be applied for retreats paid in full with cash or check before the arrival date.

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