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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!



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"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."

Deuteronomy 16:17 (NASB)


Cardinal Tobin!!!

As you are blessed, we are also!


UPCOMING ADVENT EVENTS you won't want to miss!


  • Friday, December 16th : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - A GRANDPARENTS LEGACY: Praying for our grandchildren. Prayer is a gift that doesn't go under a tree and doesn't get opened up and tossed aside. Prayer is a gift that becomes a legacy to be shared and passed down to your future generations.
  • Join us for a morning of reflection, fellowship and fun that will focus on your prayers for your grandchildren.
  • You will have the opportunity to create a prayer card or bookmark to give to them to let them know of your prayers for them.
  • The day begins at 9:00 am with registration and ends with a light lunch.
  • THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS PROGRAM, but a free-will offering is appreciated.
  • To register, please click here or call Marcia Johnson at (317) 545-7681 xt. 107 or email at


  • Saturday, December 17th - From 8 am to Noon BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - An Open House - Join us for a fun-filled morning! Bring your children and grandchildren to decorate Christmas cookies, make crafts and to visit with Santa!
  • We will also have an opportunity for you and your little ones to write out a prayer for others in the world during this Advent Season.
  • THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS PROGRAM, but a free-will offering is appreciated.
  • To register, please call Marcia Johnson at (317) 545-7681 xt. 107 or email at


  • Tuesday, December 20th : 7:00 am- 8:00 pm ADVENT RECONCILIATION - THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU! Fr. Keith Hosey and Fr. Jeff Godecker are available all day and evening beginning at 7 am until 8 pm to offer to anyone who wants the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • You do not need to register. Just come and pray and receive God's mercy and love.


  • ADVENT SILENT DAYS AND NIGHTS of SILENCE Join us for one or all of our Advent silent days and nights where you can retreat from everyday holiday busyness and spend some quality time with God. Spend the day or overnight in peace and quiet. Relax by the fireplace with goodies and hot cocoa and your favorite book or devotion. Full details of our upcoming days can be found on our calendar of events. :

    • Tuesday, December 13
    • Wednesday, December 14
    • Thursday, December 15


  • Saturday, December 31 - Sunday, January 1 NEW YEAR'S EVE RETREAT - THE MAGIC OF STORIES FOR FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE Join Fr. Jeff Godecker in a celebration that is meaningful and memorable! We will talking and thinking about stories that impact our lives in positive ways. The retreat beginds at 4 pm on New Year's Eve and ends New Year's Day at noon. This sells out fast so don't delay in registering. Details can be found on our calendar of events.


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.



  • 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.


  • SOLD OUT !!!! 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 Forget our Bookstore and Gift Shop

New inventory is here! We offer a great new 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.


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.



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