September 14, 2012

Religious Education Supplement

A glimpse of the retreat experience

The grounds of the Oldenburg Franciscan Center in Oldenburg offer many beautiful settings that help retreat participants focus on their life, faith and relationship with God. (Submitted photo)

The grounds of the Oldenburg Franciscan Center in Oldenburg offer many beautiful settings that help retreat participants focus on their life, faith and relationship with God. (Submitted photo)

Retreat centers in the archdiocese strive to help people deepen their faith and their relationship with God. The staffs of these centers are always willing to help people learn more about the variety of retreat experiences that could change their lives.

For people who want a “taste” of a retreat experience, at least two programs this fall offer the opportunity:

“A Taste of Fatima”—Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis will hold an open house on Oct. 13. The event will feature several sessions that will introduce people to the amenities of the retreat center and the various programs that are offered throughout the year. Mass will be celebrated, lunch will be served, and tours of the house and grounds will be given. For more information, call 317-545-7681 or check Fatima’s website at www.archindy.org/fatima.

“Busy Persons Retreat”—The archdiocese’s vocations office will hold a “Busy Persons Retreat” for young adults—ages 18 to 35—during the evening hours of Dec. 9-14 at St. Barnabas and Immaculate Heart of Mary parishes, both in Indianapolis. One emphasis of the retreat will be an introduction to spiritual direction. For more information about the retreat, contact Elizabeth Jamison at the vocations office at 317-236-1490 or 800-382-0836, ext.1490, or by e-mail at ejamison@archindy.org. †


Retreat centers in the archdiocese

Here is a list of six retreat centers in the archdiocese. Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House is owned by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House
  • Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center
  • Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House
    • 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226
    • For more information, call 317-545-7681 or log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.
  • Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center
    • 8212 W. Hendricks Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
    • For more information, call 812-825-4642 or log on to www.maryschildren.com.
  • Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality
    • 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis, IN 47146.
    • For more information, call 812-923-8817 or log on to www.mountsaintfrancis.org.
  • Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg Franciscan Center

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