Directed Retreats

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 in 2022 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.

Directed Silent Retreat
  • February 28, 2023 - March 05, 2023

    Directed by Father Scott Traynor & Jackie Sempek
    February 28-March 5, 2023

    This 5-day directed silent retreat, following the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, begins on Tuesday afternoon and ends on Sunday after lunch.  The schedule includes Mass, spiritual direction, and opportunities for confession and adoration.  The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.  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.

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $809.50.  If approved, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to confirm your spot on the retreat.

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

  • September 19, 2023 - September 24, 2023

    Directed by Father Scott Traynor & Jackie Sempek
    September 19-24, 2023

    This 5-day directed silent retreat, following the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, begins on Tuesday afternoon and ends on Sunday after lunch.  The schedule includes Mass, spiritual direction, and opportunities for confession and adoration.  The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.  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.

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $809.50.  If approved, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to confirm your spot on the retreat.

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

  • November 12, 2023 - November 20, 2023

    Directed by Father Scott Traynor & Jackie Sempek
    November 12-20, 2023

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

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $1,275.20.  If approved, a non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to confirm your spot on the retreat.

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