Last updated 11/18/2014 11:57 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 grotto, 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!

What's New at Fatima?


It was a memorable evening November 3, 2014 as over 340 guests arrived at the Willows on Westfield for the annual fundraiser dinner to support our ministries here at Fatima! Thank you to each and every one of you as well as the following:

Thanks to our sponsors:

Vince & Robyn Caponi

Bob Chiplis

Greg & Julie Daeger

Gary & Nancy Lee

Bill & Roberta Witchger

Underwriter’s Alliance of Indiana, Inc.

Joe & Georgene Beiriger

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Cathedral High School

Larry & Emily Connolly

Frank & Susan DeLisle

Jim & Lesley DuBach

The Ezell Group, Inc./Randy & Jean Ezell

Kevin & Beverly Farrell

Mike & Mary Feeney – Feeney Hornak Mortuary

Marvin & Jane Hackman

Greg & Elizabeth Hahn

Boots Kervan

Joe & Ida Lamberti

Marian University

Gary Millikan

Stenz Construction

Sullivan Hardware & Garden

Treybourne Wealth Planners


We appreciate our in-kind donors:

Mark Stratton Designs

The Willows on Westfield

Monarch Beverage Company

Southside Jazzers

Thanks to our Advisory Board for all of their support and especially our Event Planning Committee:

Julie Daeger

Jennifer Klee

Mary Lechtanski

Roberta Witchger

December 1, 2014: An 'FBI' Advent Evening of Reflection with Fr. Jeff Godecker. This collaborative evening, sponsored by both Fatima and the Benedict Inn, will be hosted at the Benedict Inn. Register by calling (317) 788-7581. Click here for details.

December 5-6, 2014: The Office of Multicultural Ministry and Sr. Jannette Pruitt, will host an overnight retreat for African-American women here at Fatima. To register or for more information please contact Sr. Jannette at (317) 236-1476 or


  • 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 7:30 am until 4:00 pm and often until 7:30 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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