Scheduled Retreats

To register, click on a retreat date below

“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

Days 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.

Special Retreats
  • November 13, 2020 - November 15, 2020
    Couples Retreat

    This retreat is currently full, but please feel free to sign up for the waiting list today!

  • December 10, 2020 - December 12, 2020
    Vocation Discernment Retreat for Men

    Directed by Father Scott Traynor

    Is God calling you?  Father Scott Traynor, a highly experienced spiritual director, has helped multiple young people discern their vocation over his twenty years of priesthood. He has served as a Newman Center Chaplain for both SDSU and USD, working with FOCUS. He has served in seminary formation for multiple years at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, CO as a formator, professor, and most recently Rector of the seminary. He has directed multiple silent retreats for priests, seminarians, and lay people. He has extensive training in Ignatian Spirituality and the Rules of Discernment and has worked with the Institute of Priestly Formation for over a decade. In short, he has an exceptional ability to teach others how to pray and discern God’s will.

    This retreat for men 18 and older will be silent with talks led by Father Traynor.  Each day there will be Mass, Confession, and Eucharistic Adoration.  You will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one daily spiritual direction with one of our spiritual directors: Father Scott Traynor, Father Shaun Haggerty, Father Jordan Samson, Father Tyler Mattson, and Father Andy Thuringer.

    How Do I Sign Up?

    Go to this link to RSVP https://seminarydiscernmentretreat2020.splashthat.com/; send an email to the Vocations Office: emurtha@sfcatholic.org; or send a letter to: Vocations Office, 523 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

    The cost for this retreat is $80. Please make checks payable to “Diocese of Sioux Falls” and mail to the Vocations Office; or you may pay online at the link above.  Financial assistance may be available.

    What to Bring? A bible and a rosary. Dress is casual.

    Questions?  Call Emma Murtha at 605-988-3772.

  • February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021
    Couples Retreat

    “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.

  • March 12, 2021 - March 14, 2021
    Inner Healing Retreat

    Directed by Mike Snyder and Jane Barz of The Matthew Ministry

    The Matthew Ministry is a biblically based Inner Healing Ministry designed to facilitate healing and freedom to emotionally hurting people.  This retreat, open to adults 20 years of age or older, offers hope and freedom to those seeking a way out of hurt and sorrow by inviting Jesus into the source of the hurt and allowing his truth and light into the original situation.  It will consist of a series of presentations designed to help understand ‘why we do what we do’ and how to pray for healing.  There will be time for directed private reflection and prayer along with discussion.  Individual personal prayer ministry will be provided in a group format to those who wish it.  Dress comfortably.  The weekend will have a relaxed schedule and will change as needed by the group.  For more information on The Matthew Ministry, visit thematthewministry.com.

  • May 07, 2021 - May 08, 2021
    Conference for Women

    Directed by Jessi Kary, A.O.

    This overnight conference includes Mass Friday evening and Saturday morning, times for the Sacrament of Confession, and Morning Prayer. While there may be times of silence during this event, it is not a silent retreat. Nursing babies welcome.

  • October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021
    Inner Healing Retreat

    Directed by Mike Snyder and Jane Barz of The Matthew Ministry

    The Matthew Ministry is a biblically based Inner Healing Ministry designed to facilitate healing and freedom to emotionally hurting people.  This retreat, open to adults 20 years of age or older, offers hope and freedom to those seeking a way out of hurt and sorrow by inviting Jesus into the source of the hurt and allowing his truth and light into the original situation.  It will consist of a series of presentations designed to help understand ‘why we do what we do’ and how to pray for healing.  There will be time for directed private reflection and prayer along with discussion.  Individual personal prayer ministry will be provided in a group format to those who wish it.  Dress comfortably.  The weekend will have a relaxed schedule and will change as needed by the group.  For more information on The Matthew Ministry, visit thematthewministry.com.

  • November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021
    Couples Retreat

    Directed by Jim & Meg Beckman

    “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.