Last updated 10/08/2015 11:34 AM



Meditation and prayer find encouragement; resting in God and being renewed in the Spirit are the instruments of the peace we offer. In the quiet of the woods, the contemplative walk of the labyrinth, the serenity of the Rosary Walk & Prayer Garden, the solitude of your room, or the peacefulness of the chapel, you can discover the gift of God's presence in the stillness of your heart.


Conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest in Indianapolis, Indiana, we offer a place set apart from the distractions of the outside world-13 acres of serenity in the city. Join us for one of our retreats or programs, host your own retreat here, or come for a day of silence or private retreat. Experience the comfort and Christian hospitality that is Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House!


  • A Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of France, Spain & Portugal with Fr. Jim Farrell and Fr. John McCaslin - April 4-16, 2016. Space is limited! Find more information in the full brochure. For additional questions contact Tekton Ministries at 317-574-4191 OR
  • Make a visit to Fatima soon to join us in celebrating two new additions to our retreat house: the beautiful new stained glass window in our chapel (Miracle of the Sun designed by Fr. Aaron Jenkins in memory of Markus Strobl) and the Rosary Walk and Prayer Garden (designed by Eagle Scout Michael Rushka & Dammann's Lawn & Garden in memory of Katie and Ed Lamperski).
  • Please join us in welcoming two Providence Cristo Rey High School student interns to Fatima for the 2015-16 school year: Calvin & Nathan! We look forward to working with you and getting to know you. If you are at Fatima on a Wednesday, please introduce yourself to Calvin and Nathan!
  • Monday, November 2nd: Annual Dinner & Fund Raiser for Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House programs and ministries! Join us to celebrate our 65th Anniversary Year, 6:00 pm at the Willows on Westfield. More details here!

What's New at Fatima?

Upcoming retreats & programs.....



  • This coming Monday, October 12th, is our monthly day of silent self guided reflection. A beautiful time of year to step back from the daily busyness of life by visiting Fatima for rest, renewal, prayer.
  • October 30 - November 1: Weekend for Those Who Grieve with Fr. Jim Farrell, Sr. Connie Kramer and Marilyn Hess.
  • November 6-8: Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Contact Jill & Mark Levine 317-888-1892 for more info or to register.
  • November 23: Monthly day of silent self guided reflection. Join us during this month of thanksgiving to come away to Fatima and take time to thank our God for all that is good.
  • November 30: FBI - Fatima/Benedict Inn Evening of Reflection AT BENEDICT INN. We welcome Fr. Tim Wyciskalla! Contact the Benedict Inn for more information or to register. 317-788-7581.
  • Register now for our annual New Year's Eve retreat! A unique overnight retreat to come away in prayer and celebration.

Be sure to check our calendar of events for all that Fatima has to offer. We are sure there is a retreat or program that will be beneficial to you on your journey through this life! And never hesitate to call us with any questions you might have.


  • We now have a page dedicated to our ministry and partnership with the Ignatian Spirituality Project. Learn more about this much needed ministry taking place in 26+ cities around the country and in Canada!
  • We offer a wonderful way to enhance your own prayer life or to share the gift of prayer with others in a unique way: Fr. Jim Farrell's Pathways to Prayer Guided Meditation CD's. Click here to find out how these CD's can make a difference in your own life or that of a friend. They make a wonderful resource for a parish library as well as a thoughtful gift at Christmas or any time! AND coming soon...look for Pathways to Prayer V as well as the Examen, both recorded by Fr. Jim!
  • Sign up for Fr. Jeff Godecker's DAILY Reflections via e-mail Join over 400 participants in this daily ministry. Take a moment each day to stop, reflect and pray.
  • What makes a great gift any time of year? A gift card from our bookstore and gift shop or a retreat certificate! Gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount and used toward any gift shop purchase. Retreat certificates are available for various retreats and programs sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima! Stop in any time the office is open to make your purchase.
  • Are you receiving Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House news and information by e-mail? By clicking here you can sign up for monthly updates on what is happening at Fatima. Don't miss out!
  • Visit our silent retreats page to learn about the opportunities we offer for silent reflection and conversation with God! We provide one day each month for silent self-guided days as well as opportunities for silent directed retreats. Spiritual Direction is available upon request for an additional suggested donation.

Mission Statement


Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Retreat House welcomes people of all faiths to come away and rest in God. We offer hospitality, a peaceful setting with a supportive environment for reflection, and programs for spiritual renewal.


Bookstore and Gift Shop

New inventory arrives often! We offer a great selection of gift cards, books, music CD's, sacramental gifts, gifts for the home and much more. Come and see what is available any time our office is open, most days from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and often until 6:30 pm. Call us to confirm hours. (317) 545-7681.

The gift shop is a wonderful place to keep in mind as you are shopping not only for personal gifts and gifts for the home but also for the sacramental moments in life! We have truly unique and special items for First Holy Communion, Weddings, Confirmation, Ordination, and much more! We offer a wonderful variety of books, music CD's and beautiful rosaries, medals, statues, and other gifts for that special person in your life.

We accept cash and checks as well as VISA, MasterCard & Discover. Gift cards are now available! Purchase a gift card in any dollar amount good toward any bookstore/gift shop purchase.

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