Silent Directed and Self-Guided Retreats


'Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.' ~Mark 6:31

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, a place to be...with God!, is pleased to offer various opportunities for silence throughout the year, opportunities to grow in your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God. Our ministry calls us to be welcoming to all and to invite you to accept Jesus' personal invitation to step away from daily life, quiet the soul and make deliberate your intention to listen for what God has to say.

We provide the place. You provide the open mind and heart.

Come away to our will be thankful you did!

Click here to register for any of the following programs.

For specific questions regarding these retreats, contact Cheryl McSweeney at or 317-545-7681 ext. 106

For specific questions regarding registration, contact Dustin Nelson at or 317-545-7681

~Silent Self-Guided Days of Reflection~

These days offer participants the opportunity to come away to Fatima in a relaxed, calm and quiet atmosphere-an opportunity to 'unplug' from the outside world. Step away from electronics, phones, computers and such and focus your attention on your relationship with God. Prayer, silence, and your focus on listening is at the heart of these days.

2018 Opportunities:

  • January 26
  • February 14 (Ash Wednesday, Mass at 11:30 a.m.)
  • March 26, 27, 28, 29: Holy Week Silent Days
  • April 18
  • May 4
  • June 25
  • July 26
  • August 14
  • September 25
  • October 19
  • November 26
  • December 18, 19, 20, 21: Advent Silent Days

Registration fees:

Day Only: $35.00 includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Register here

Overnight: $28 additional. When accommodations are available, you may add an overnight stay to one or more of the silent days above. Dinner, when available, is an additional $9. To find out about availability please contact our registrar, Dustin Nelson or by phone at 317-545-7681.

Spiritual direction may also be scheduled for an additional suggested donation. Please contact Mary Schaffner at or (317) 545-7681 extension 102 if you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director.

~Ignatian Retreat Opportunities~

~Retreats in Daily Life (19th Annotation)~

The Retreat in Everyday Life offers participants the opportunity to recognize God's grace in the midst of their busy lives. During the course of the retreat which spans approximately 32 – 35 weeks, the retreatant commits to daily personal prayer with Scripture and other reflections and to a weekly meeting with a spiritual director. Please contact Mary Schaffner to learn more and to discern participation in this retreat: or (317) 545-7681 ext. 102

No others are scheduled at this time. If you wish to schedule a full 19th Annotation Retreat, please contact Mary Schaffner.

Read more about Ignatian Spirituality here.

~Silent Directed Retreats~

The primary purpose of a silent directed retreat is to foster an atmosphere in which retreatants may be led to a personal encounter with God. In meeting with a spiritual director once a day and through the use of scripture and their own story, retreatants are offered the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and grow in an awareness of the Holy Spirit working in their life.

July 13-20, 2018


Choose anywhere from a 3 day to an 8 day retreat. Registration fee includes accomodations, all meals, snacks, beverages, use of all the common areas of the house, celebration of Mass each day, and a daily meeting with a spiritual director.

  • July 13-15: 3 day retreat, 5 meals, 2 sessions with a director, $215 per person
  • July 13-16: 4 day retreat, 8 meals, 3 sessions with a director, $285 per person
  • July 13-17: 5 day retreat, 11 meals, 4 sessions with a director, $355 per person
  • July 13-18: 6 day retreat, 14 meals, 5 sessions with a director, $420 per person
  • July 13-19: 7 day retreat, 17 meals, 6 sessions with a director, $485 per person
  • July 13-20: 8 day retreat, 20 meals, 7 sessions with a director, $545 per person

Plan now for this opportunity to come away to deepen your prayer and relationship with God. Fatima offers this annual retreat and creates a setting where you can step out of the busy world we all live in and into a quiet, calming, reflective atmosphere. The entire retreat house is kept as quiet as possible in order to support your prayer and a growing awareness of God in your life.

Register here



"My soul is restless until it rests in You." ~St. Augustine


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