Scheduled Retreats

“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

Women’s Silent Retreats
Men’s Silent Retreats

We also offer limited opportunities for 4-Day and 8-Day Directed Silent Retreats. Please visit our Directed Retreats page on this website, call for more information 605-263-1040 or email broomtree@sfcatholic.org

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. The value of these retreats is $40/person.  We invite retreatants to prayerfully make a donation in response to graces received. It is through these gifts that Broom Tree remains available and accessible to all.  Space is limited. Register early.

  • September 13, 2022
    The Meaning of the Cross
    The Meaning of the Cross

    Directed by Dr. Chris Burgwald
    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.

  • October 11, 2022
    Day of Recollection
    Day of Recollection

    Directed by Father Paul King
    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.

  • November 08, 2022
    Day of Recollection
    Day of Recollection

    Directed by Father Tom Anderson
    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.

  • December 13, 2022
    Day of Recollection
    Day of Recollection

    Directed by Teresa Henrickson
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Special Retreats
  • October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022
    Undone: A Healing Retreat
    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 The Lourdes Center, this retreat will offer time for individual spiritual direction as well as one-on-one discussion with licensed counselors.

    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 $275/person.  We ask that you prayerfully consider your gift.

    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.

  • October 23, 2022 - October 27, 2022
    Retreat for Priests
    Retreat for Priests

    Directed by Archbishop Thomas Gullickson

    This retreat for priests begins on Sunday evening and ends Thursday morning.  The daily schedule consists of conferences, Mass, Holy Hour, Morning & Evening Prayer, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction as well as afternoons free for individual prayer and activities.

    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.

  • November 11, 2022 - November 13, 2022
    Couples Retreat
    Couples Retreat

    Directed by Ed & Jen Hogan 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 $375/couple. We ask that you prayerfully consider your gift.

    About the Hogan’s:

    Jen Hogan is a wife, mother, and has been a spiritual director for over 20 years.  Ed Hogan is the Academic Dean at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. He served for many years with Father Jim Mason as part of a team that specialized in integrating human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation. Ed has also taught for the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE.

    Ed and Jen have 6 children and live in Saint Louis, Missouri. They have been married long enough to realize how little they knew when they got married (at 22), and how much they still have to learn. They have discovered that both their strengths and their weaknesses are a gift to each other, and that it’s better and easier to be on God’s journey than their own.

    To register, click here.  You will be redirected to the EventBrite page to complete the registration.