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

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

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
  • 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

    Directed by Sean & Jennifer Dalton

    “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.

  • 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 are welcome.  The value of this conference is $150. We ask that you prayerfully consider your gift.

  • 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.