Directed Retreats

30-Day Spiritual Exercises

The 30-day Spiritual Exercises, open to seminarians, priests, and religious, begin the afternoon of Monday, June 27th and end the morning of July 29th.  To apply, click here to download the application.  Completed applications and references may be mailed to Broom Tree Retreat Center, c/o Kris Sees, 123 St Raphael Cir, Irene, SD 57037; or they may be returned via email to the email address below.

Questions?  Call 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org.

Directed Silent Retreats for Priests

On-site Spiritual Director, Mrs. Trudy McCaffrey, is available throughout the year.  Lodging and meals are provided at Broom Tree.  For more information or to schedule a date, please call our office at 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org.

What can I expect to find at Broom Tree?

Each retreatant has their own room with private bathroom, queen bed, dresser, recliner or couch, 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 $110/day and the director’s stipend is $350. Sales and tourism tax of 6% will be added to the total invoice.  

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 previous silent retreat and who feel called to more.  The schedule varies, but the retreat typically begins the evening of the first day and ends after lunch of the last day.

To apply, click on the retreat date to go to the application form.   At least one reference is required.  Click here for the reference form.  When your application and reference are received, they will be reviewed for approval, and you will be notified by email.  Space is limited.

Feel free to call 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org with any questions.

  • August 21, 2022 - August 29, 2022

    This 8-day directed silent retreat, following the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, begins the afternoon of Sunday, August 21st and ends the afternoon of Monday, August 29th.  The daily schedule includes Mass, spiritual direction, and opportunities for confession and adoration.  The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $1,250.80.  If approved, a non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to confirm your spot on the retreat.

  • September 14, 2022 - September 18, 2022

    Directed by Jackie Sempek

    This 4-day directed silent retreat, following the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, begins the afternoon of Wednesday,    September 14 and ends at noon Sunday, September 18th.  The schedule includes Mass, spiritual direction, and opportunities    for confession and adoration.  The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $625.40.  If approved, a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to confirm your spot on the retreat.