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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!



"We fear the future because we are wasting the today....I have only today."

~ Saint Mother Teresa,

"Where There is Love, There is God"


UPCOMING EVENTS you won't want to miss!


  • Tuesday, September 27th : 7:00 - 9:00 pm INFORMATION NIGHT for our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Join us as we welcome Richard Sontag from Tekton Ministries who will provide us with an overview of the trip and answer questions. Call Mary Schaffner at (317) 545-7681 xt. 102 if you need more information.


  • Monday, October 3rd : 7:00 - 9:00 pm Saint Francis of Assisi MASS for HEALING Join us as Fr. Jeff Godecker celebrates Mass and we join the feast of Francis to the much needed prayers for healing in the world: healing close to home and far away; healing of divisions in families, in our country and between nations; healing for victims of violence and healing for the sick.
  • LITURGY MUSIC will be performed LIVE by CAREY LANDRY!!!!
  • No reservations are necessary.Call (317) 545-7681 if you need more information.


WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House offers many programs and opens her doors to all who want to rest in God and be renewed in the Spirit. We ask for your prayer support, that we may continue to be a quiet and sacred place for all seekers; for your financial support, that we may continue to maintain our beautiful grounds and places for solitude and prayer; and for your volunteer support without which we could not operate and maintain our facilities, serve large groups of guests, and help facilitate our programs. Please pray about how God may be calling you to support Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.


  • October 7 - 9 : GRIEVING YOUR WAY INTO LIFE AGAIN Join Fr. Jim Farrell, Sr. Connie Kramer, SP, and Marilyn Hess as they offer you an opportunity to explore the grief in your life. Here you will be offered solace, a listening ear, and the comforting light of Christ. Full details of this program can be found on our calendar of events.


  • SILENT DAYS OF REFLECTION Join us for one or all of our silents days where you can retreat for everyday busyness and spend some quality time with God. Full details of our upcoming days can be found on our calendar of events. :
    • September 19
    • October 3
    • November 18
    • December 13, 14, 15


  • Marriage Preparation: Fatima hosts both the Tobit and the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation programs. Details can be found by visiting our full calendar of events.


  • Volume IV: Pathway to Bethlehem is back in stock! ORDER NOW! Fr. Jim's most popular meditation CD offers an invitation for you to 'come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing'. Discover anew the wonder of God's love for you in this personal encounter with the Blessed Mother and her Son.
    ***This CD is available in our Gift Shop or order online.

  • NEW YEAR'S EVE RETREAT Join Fr. Jeff Godecker in a celebration that is meaningful and memorable! This sells out fast so don't delay in registering. Details can be found on our calendar of events.


  • March 19-29, 2017 PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND: Come join us as Fr. Eric Johnson leads our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Arrangements by Tekton Ministries. More information can be found here or on the Tekton Ministries website


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.


Don't miss out

    Fr. Jim Farrell's Pathways to Prayer Guided Meditation CD's. Click here to find out how all 4 volumes of these CD's can enhance your own prayer life or to share the gift of prayer with others in a unique way. They make a wonderful resource for a parish library as well as a thoughtful gift at any time! NOW IN STOCK..... Pathways to Prayer IV as well as the Examen, both recorded by Fr. Jim!


    Sign up for Fr. Jeff Godecker's DAILY Reflections via e-mail Join over 425 participants in this daily ministry. Take a moment each day to stop, reflect and pray.

    A gift card from our bookstore and gift shop or a retreat certificate makes a great gift any time of the year! 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. Visit our gift shop for graduations and wedding gifts or last minute purchases for the special people in your life. We are open most weekdays and this coming weekend! Call ahead for store hours.


    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!


    Opportunities for silent reflection and conversation with God! To learn about the one day each month we provide for silent self-guided days as well as opportunities for silent directed retreats, Visit our silent retreats page. 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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