Directed Retreats

Directed Silent Retreats for Priests

On-site Spiritual Director, Mrs. Trudy McCaffrey, offers retreats for priests throughout the year.  The first day listed is the arrival day with spiritual direction offered beginning on the second day.  Lodging and meals are provided. 

2024 Dates:
  • April 3-11
  • April 17-25
  • April 28-May 6
  • May 14-22
  • June 2-10
  • June 16-24
  • More dates to be posted after May 1st

To confirm availability, please call Kris Sees at 605-263-1040 or email ksees@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 laundry facilities are 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 Mass, spiritual direction, and meals. The rest of your time is spent in individual prayer.

What can I expect for cost?

The cost for meals and lodging is $130/day and the director’s stipend is $350. Sales and tourism tax of 5.7% 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 retreat begins the evening of the first day and ends after lunch of the last day.

Directed Silent Retreat
  • March 18, 2024 - March 23, 2024

    Directed by Father Scott Traynor & Jackie Sempek

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

    THIS RETREAT IS CURRENTLY FULL.  You may still apply by clicking here to fill out 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 placed on a waiting list. 

    The total cost for the retreat including meals, lodging, spiritual direction, and tax is $887.05.  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.

    ADDITIONAL RETREAT DATES FOR 2024 WILL BE POSTED IN MARCH.