Last updated 08/22/2014 5:30 PM



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?

Charitable Giving Strategies: A PLANNED GIVING SEMINAR Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Fatima's main conference room. Our Lady of Fatima in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Office of Stewardship and Development will host Charitable Giving Strategies. A light dinner will be served at 6:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be an opportunity to learn about your options for planned giving directed to Fatima or any other agency, parish or ministry of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. There will be plenty of time for your questions as well. Please RSVP to Sandy Pasotti at or (317) 545-7681 extension 14. There is no charge to attend. We hope you will make plans to join us to learn more about this important topic. ALL ARE WELCOME! Click here for more details.

NOTE: Fr. Jeff Godecker's program scheduled for August 9, 2014 (Spirituality of Aging) has been postponed. This program has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2015. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding. Questions? Please contact registrar Marcia Johnson at (317) 545-7681 extension 18.


  • SAVE THE DATE! Please be sure and mark your calendars for our annual fund raiser dinner, supporting the wide variety of ministries offered at Our Lady of Fatima! Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:30 pm at The Willows on Westfield (formerly Riverwalk). Our keynote speaker will be Brother Bob Baxter, OFM Conv, retreat director, spiritual director and Director of Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center in southern Indiana. More information in the coming months!
  • 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 360 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! 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!

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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