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Images from Fatima Retreat HouseRETREAT
So many, many places,
So many, many moments
On the go,
How could I not say "Yes" to the bench that beckons,
"Sit and rest awhile,"
To the sky whose wide open arms inspire me to dream,
To the million rustling leaves waving,
"Be free,"
And to the God whispering,
"I love you.
Won't you spend time with me?"
How could I not say "Yes"
To a place, to moments,
Like this?
~Cathy Lamperski Dearing


Call 317-545-7681 to register for any of the following Fatima sponsored programs.

In addition to the sponsored programs listed below, Our Lady of Fatima hosts many other retreats and programs including Christian Awakening and Kairos retreats, staff retreats and conferences, clergy retreats, retreats for married couples including Worldwide Marriage Encounter and Retrouvaille, and much more. For information about hosting your retreat at Fatima, contact us at (317) 545-7681 and ask for Cheryl at extension 106 or Georgene at extension 105.


~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.

 

2017 Opportunities:

  • Thursday, August 24
  • Monday, September 25
  • Wednesday, October 4
  • Tuesday, November 21

ADVENT DAYS OF SILENCE:

  • Tuesday, December 19
  • Wednesday December 20
  • Thursday, December 21
  • Friday, December 22

 

Registration fees:

$32.00 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 online here. Or, contact our registrar, Marcia Johnson or by phone at 317-545-7681.

As an option, and depending on availability, you may add an overnight stay to extend your retreat the night prior to or after your day of silence. Please call Marcia at (317) 545-7681 to inquire. Each overnight stay is an additional $37 per person and includes a plated light meal for dinner.

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

 


 

July 29, 2017grotto

The GROTTO - Gift Shop and Book Store

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: SALE OF THE YEAR!

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Religious and Specialty Gifts, Jewelry, Statues, Crosses, Books and more!!! All at reduced prices.

Come shop and save!!

 


August 11 - 13, 2017

retro

Retrouvaille Weekend

The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaningrediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 12 post-weekend sessions. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. 

For more information, please visit the Retrouvaille page by clicking here.

 


August 21, 2017prayer

Day of Prayer

Our Lady of Fatima –

100th anniversary of an Invitation to Prayer.

with Fr. Jim Farrell

Father Jim invites you to join him at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House for his annual day of recollection devoted to the topic and experience of prayer.

This year Father Jim will offer some thoughts and inspiration from observing the centennial of the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother to the children of Fatima.

You are invited to set aside this time for your own personal celebration of the centennial. Come away to Fatima Retreat House to remember the events that gave our retreat house her name. Spend some time in prayer in the chapel or on the grounds reconnecting with Mary, Our Mother. Be nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ at our celebration of the Eucharist and conclude the day with a rosary pilgrimage walk to a Mary shrine on the grounds. (weather permitting).

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fee: $42 includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and program

Registration is required.

Register online here.

OR contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

 


ENCORE EVENING PRESENTATION

August 22, 2017prayer

Evening of Prayer

Our Lady of Fatima –

100th anniversary of an Invitation to Prayer.

with Fr. Jim Farrell

Father Jim invites you to join him at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House for his annual day of recollection devoted to the topic and experience of prayer.

This year Father Jim will offer some thoughts and inspiration from observing the centennial of the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother to the children of Fatima.

You are invited to set aside this time for your own personal celebration of the centennial. Come away to Fatima Retreat House to remember the events that gave our retreat house her name. Spend some time in prayer in the chapel or on the grounds reconnecting with Mary, Our Mother, and conclude the day with a rosary pilgrimage walk to a Mary shrine on the grounds. (weather permitting).

Registration and dinner begin at 5:30 with the first conference at 6:30 pm. Program will conclude by 9:00 pm.

Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Fee: $35 includes buffet dinner and program

Registration is required.

Register online here.

OR contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at marcia.johnson@archindy.org


 

August 21, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


August 23, 2017

PARENTING: A Little Encouragement Along the Way

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As we settle into a new school year, we invite you to take a deep breath – and reflect - on the gift, the challenges and the joys of one of life’s greatest blessings, parenthood.

 

with Mary Schaffner and Fr. Jeff Godecker

    With Ignatian spirituality as the backdrop, which encourages us to see God in all things, please join us as we reflect on the goodness of our children as created in the image of our loving God and our role as parents in helping them live out of  their unique and inherent dignity.   We will also look at opportunities to strengthen our relationship with our children in the midst of daily family life. Registration is required.

Morning Presentation: 9:00 am - Noon

Fee: $42 includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and program

Evening Presentation: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fee: $35 includes a light dinner and program

Register online here.

Or contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

 

Add an Afternoon of Silence to either Program registration at no charge!

 


September 15 - 17, 2017

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

Rings for Tobit

Please visit the Tobit page for a description of the weekend and to see a list of available dates.

$298 per couple includes overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks, materials and the program.

 

 


September 22 - 23, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.


September 11, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


October 13 - 14, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.


October 16, 2017

ISPIgnatian Spirituality Project

Monthly Evening of Prayer & Community

Are you interested in finding out more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) in Indianapolis and furthering its mission in our local community? Join us for one or more of these monthly evenings where we gather together as a community to pray, to learn about the complicated issues surrounding homelessness and addiction, and to build community and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ (or ourselves!) who have struggled with these life experiences.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Light snacks and beverages are served. There is no charge. However, we are grateful for a donation in any amount to continue to support ISP and many other programs we offer. Click here to make an online donation. Be sure to choose 'Genesis Fund' which is the fund that supports our ISP ministry here in Indianapolis at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House.

 


October 20 - 22, 2017

Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend

Rings for Tobit

Please visit the Tobit page for a description of the weekend and to see a list of available dates.

$298 per couple includes overnight accommodations, all meals, snacks, materials and the program.

 

 


October 28 - 29, 2017

Greiving Your Way Into Life Againlonely

 

Join us in taking steps towards leaving some of the pain of gief behind and move into healing under the gentle guidance of those well acquainted and trusted in grief work.

 

with Sr. Connie Kramer, SP, Marilyn Hess and Fr. Jim Farrell

Loneliness can be crushing and emotions may be overwhelming. One might be questioning, where is God in the pain?
 
This retreat will offer you an opportunity to explore the grief that is part of your life. Here you will be offered solace, a listening ear and the comforting light of Christ. You will not be travelling this path alone.
 
You can expect on this overnight retreat reflections on grief, time for solitude, healing memories and moving forward. Open your heart to this opportunityand let God's grace be at work in you. 

Saturday 5 pm to Sunday 4 pm

Fee: $99 per person, $179 per married couple
Includes all meals, snacks, accomodations, materials and program. Liturgy will be celebrated to fulfill Sunday obligation.

Registration is required.

Register online here or contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at marcia.johnson@archindy.org


 

November 10-12, 2017.....

OPENING INTO THE LIGHT

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A weekend retreat with

PAULA D'ARCY*

 

 

Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light, Paula D'Arcy explores how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness. In the end, the darkness is recognized as the rich foundation for a larger life and the possibility of awakening to a new way of being.

Your weekend begins on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1 pm.

Cost: $255 per person, $390 per married couple includes accommodations, meals and materials.

Registration is required.

Register online here.

Or contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at marcia.johnson@archindy.org

 

*Paula D'Arcy is a writer, playwright, retreat leader and conference seminar speaker. In 2001, she established the Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponnsored two international gatherings of women known as WOMENSPEAK, conferences which honor the woman's voice as a force of peace and healing for the world. A former psychotherapist, Paula survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her best selling books are Gift of the Redbird, Waking Up to This Day, When People Grieve, and Paula's newest book, STARS AT NIGHT: When Darkness Unfolds as Light.

 


 

December 1 - 2, 2017

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference Precan rings

The Pre-Cana marriage preparation program is sponsored by the Office of Pro LIfe & Family life and Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This day and a half conference/retreat will be offered throughout 2017. The conference is based on God's Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage and includes this workbook, plus Living a Joy-filled Marriage and the acompanying Marriage Action Plan booklet.

An overnight stay is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$255 per couple overnight stay rate includes all of the above and accommodations for one night's stay.

$185 per couple, commuter rate includes snacks & meals, beverages, all materials, and the presentations.

To find out more details about our Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation program or to register, please visit the Pre Cana page on the Office of Pro Life & Family Life website.


 

 

 

 

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