Our Lady of Fatima

This Year we celebrate the Centenary Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima.  2017 Marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary to the three shepherd children of Fatima.  In observance of this occasion, the Holy Father, Pope Francis has invited Christians to a deeper encounter with Our Lady and her invitation to ongoing conversion

(Three ways to obtain an indulgence for the 100 year fatima anniversary click here).

Lisbon, Portugal • Pope Francis is to visit the Fatima shrine in Portugal this year on the centenary of the date when three shepherd children said the Virgin Mary first appeared to them above an olive tree.

The Portuguese president's office announced on its website Thursday that the pontiff will be in the small farming town on May 12 and 13, 2017. The first apparition was May 13, but a midnight Mass the previous day usually begins the annual celebrations.

While the Vatican only confirms papal trips closer to the date, Francis himself has previously said he planned to visit Fatima to mark the anniversary.

To help those who cannot make pilgrimage to Fatima - or similar Marian Shrine, Santiago Retreat Center has established a place of local pilgrimage which will qualify for the plenary indulgence (under observance of the necessary circumstances). 

These include :
       The Marian Grotto

            Our Lady of La Vang Shrine

 Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in the St. James Chapel
      Please go to: Ambassadors of Mary Apostolate

During the Centenary Year, we at Santiago Retreat Center will host Marian Days of Reflection on:
     May 13 - Saturday
     June 13 - Tuesday
     July 13 - Thursday
     August 13- Sunday
     September 13- Wednesday
     October 13 - Friday


8:00 Morning Prayer

8:30 registration

9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Joyful Mysteries

9:30 am Talk I (focus on that month apparition)

10:15 am Luminous Mysteries

10:30 am Talk 2 (Focus on that month apparition)

11:15 am Quiet Time

11:30 am Mass

12:00pm Veneration of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

12:15pm Lunch 

1:00pm Visit to The Grotto

               Shrine of Our Lady of   

               Sorrows - Talk 3 Rosary of the Seven Sorrows 

2:45       Rosary Walk - Sorrowful    Mysteries

3:00pm  Talk 4 Divine Mercy Chapel

                Shroud Center of So Cal

3:45        Chaplet of Divine Mercy

4:00        Rosary Walk Glorious Mysteries 

 4:15        St. James Chapel

                Evening Prayer 

4:30pm   Dismissal 


Reconciliation available through the day.

More info to come... time and location at the Retreat Center.  Please come and join us.