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“Silence is not simply the absence of noise. It is a necessary condition for discernment and reflection, for meditation and prayer, and for “welcoming the word” into our minds and hearts.”
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Day of Recollection Retreats
In addition to our Ignatian Silent Retreat Schedule,we offer regularly scheduled days of rest and recollection. Beginning at 10am and ending at 3pm, these day-long retreats consist of two conferences and Mass as well as built in time for Adoration and an opportunity for Confession. Lunch is provided. There is no set cost for these retreats. Rather, we invite retreatants to prayerfully make a donation to Broom Tree. It is through these gifts that Broom Tree remains available and accessible to all. Space is limited. Register early.
- August 17, 2021
The Gift of Forgiveness
Directed by Teresa Henrickson
- September 14, 2021
Saint Paul at Athens – Talking to an Unbelieving World
Directed by Father Paul King
- October 12, 2021
When God Says No
Directed by Father Joe Vogel
- November 09, 2021
Day of Recollection
Directed by Father Joe Forcelle
- December 14, 2021
Day of Recollection
Directed by Dr Teresa Kemmer
- October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Undone: A Healing Retreat
Directed by Father Scott Traynor, Director of Broom Tree Retreat Center
Jesus desires to bring healing and restored wholeness to every person. Healing is central to Jesus’ life and mission. By our own sin or the sufferings of the human experience, our hearts can easily become wounded or distant from God, who alone can offer true restoration. Under the patronage of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, this retreat will assist participants in becoming aware of Jesus’ desire to bring restoration in their lives and will offer opportunities to encounter His healing grace.
Conferences for the retreat will focus on the power of Jesus to heal in mind, body and spirit, and will offer participants practical ways to invite that grace into their own lives. A collaboration of Broom Tree Retreat Center and Catholic Family Services, this retreat will offer time for individual spiritual direction as well as one-on-one discussion with licensed Counselors from Catholic Family Services.
Open to men and women age 18 and older, the retreat begins on Friday evening and ends on Sunday after lunch. Broom Tree sponsored retreats are run by donation. The value of the retreat is $250/person. We ask that you prayerfully consider your gift.
- October 24, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Having a Priestly Heart Like the Heart of Jesus – Retreat for Priests
Directed by Father James Kubicki, SJ
Father Kubicki was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Jesuits in 1971, was ordained in 1983, and has served his community as vocation director and assistant to the provincial for formation and Native American ministry. From 1989 to 1995 he worked at the Sioux Spiritual Center, a retreat house for Native people and the center for the Rapid City Diocese’s Deacon and Lay Ministry Formation program. From 2000-2003 he was the Assistant Director of Demontreville, a Jesuit retreat house in Minnesota.
In 2003 he became the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, and traveled around the country giving talks, parish missions, and retreats. He is a regular contributor to the national Catholic media network, Relevant Radio, and has appeared on Real Presence Radio. His book “A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus” was published by Ave Maria Press in 2012 and was awarded third place in the category of “Best Prayer and Spirituality Book of the Year” by the Association of Catholic Book Publishers. His second book, “A Year of Daily Offerings,” was published in October, 2016.
In 2017 Fr. Kubicki became the Director of St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation in western South Dakota (www.sfmission.org).
- November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021
Directed by Jim & Meg Beckman with Father Scott Traynor
“Remain in me, as I remain in you…Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” John 10:4-5
The goal of Catholic marriage is to die as saints under the tutelage of one another’s love. During this retreat, you and your spouse will have the blessed opportunity to spend time receiving from the very heart of God all that you need to love in this way. The environment at Broom Tree provides beautiful, peaceful surroundings, good food, and all the time and good direction you need to dispose yourselves to the river of grace that lives in your marriage. The retreat begins on Friday night with registration from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and runs through lunchtime on Sunday. Broom Tree sponsored retreats are run by donation. The value of this retreat is $360/couple. We ask that you prayerfully consider your gift.
About the directors: Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for many years. A graduate of Franciscan University and the Augustine Institute, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry. Meg Beckman has her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN, as well as her graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Jim and Meg live in Oklahoma City with their five children.