Directed Retreats

Directed Silent Retreats for Priests

Spiritual Director, Mrs. Trudy McCaffrey, will be available in 2021 to direct priests remotely.  Lodging and meals will be provided at Broom Tree.  For more information or to schedule a date, please call our office at 605-263-1040 or email

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 $100/day and the director’s stipend is $350. Sales and tourism tax of 6% 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

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.

  • August 11, 2021 - August 19, 2021

    Directed by Father Tom Anderson and Father Steven Jones

    This retreat is currently full.  If you would like to be placed on the Waiting list, please submit the application.  You may download it here.

    The total cost for this retreat is $1,166.00.

    Feel free to call 605-263-1040 or email with any questions.

  • September 22, 2021 - September 26, 2021

    Directed by Jackie Sempek

    This 4-day directed silent retreat begins on Wednesday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon and is available by application only.  The schedule includes Mass, spiritual direction, and opportunities for confession and adoration.  The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.

    Click here to download the application form.  The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $583.00.

    Feel free to call 605-263-1040 or email with any questions.