Last updated 03/23/2015 10:04 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?



THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU who came out to support us at the Northside Knights of Columbus for their monthly breakfast for charity supporting Fatima! What a great turn out we had and we thank you for your generosity in helping us to offset costs of our sewer line replacement. a SPECIAL thanks to all of the Knights who cooked, set up, cleaned up and served. It was a delicious breakfast buffet enjoyed by all. May God bless each of you.

If you were unable to join us and would still like to make a donation, please see the information below.

Can you help with a donation?


On January 10, 2015, Fatima experienced an unexpected and expensive sewer pipe back up. Long story short, we have incurred over $40,000 of expenses for repair, restoration and replacement of the main sewer line that exits the building. Inside damage & restoration is covered under our insurance policy (after a $5000 deductible); however, the outside work of the pipe replacement is not covered (the majority of the expense at over $25,000). If you are able to consider a donation, we would be very grateful. Send it by regular mail to us at 5353 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, 46226 or click here to make an online donation. Please choose 'general donation' in the drop down box. May God bless you for your generosity!

SoulCore is coming to Fatima April 29th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Join us for the history of this beautiful form of prayer and then stay to experience the Rosary, praying with body and soul. Click here for more information on the SoulCore Project.

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.




  • March 26: Spirituality of Aging - A Day of Reflection with Fr. Jeff Godecker
  • March 29: Outdoor Stations of the Cross with Fr. Jim Bonke - Join us for this annual walk on our trails as we pray the Stations of the Cross. 4:30 pm. We will begin in our chapel and weather permitting, walk the outdoor Stations of the Cross.
  • March 29 - April 2: Holy Week Silent Days & Nights (may add spiritual direction for an additional suggested donation)
  • March 30 - St. Teresa of Avila with Fr. Mark O'Keefe: An FBI Evening of Reflection at the Benedict Inn
    Register by clicking here or visit our calendar of events for more information on each of these programs!


  • 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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