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Shrine of Fatima

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Retreats and recollections

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Retreats and recollections

Retreats and recollections are organised by the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima with the concurrence of the Portuguese Bishops and they are open to diocesan priests and religious people from all over the country who are willing to participate.

On the path towards the Centennial of Apparitions, the Shrine of Fatima asks us to focus on the apparition of September 1917. It will be a year dedicated to the hope in the fullness of eternal life, under the biblical motto “I came that they may have life” (John 10,10).

By presenting this calendar with the recollections and retreats for 2016 in Fatima, we invite the priests to participate, welcoming the gift of life in Lord’s fullness. The listening, the meditation on the Word of God, the prayer and the Eucharistic adoration, the opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation, welcoming God’s merciful embrace, and the fraternal meeting with other priests, are moments of grace that the retreats and recollections provide as well as a chance enrichment for the pastoral mission.


  • January 4 | Dr. Maria do Rosário Soveral
  • February 1| Fr. João Carlos Roma Leite Rodrigues, mic
  • March 7 | Ir.ª Ângela de Fátima Coelho, asm
  • April 4 | Fr. José Augusto Pereira Rodrigues
  • May 2 | Fr. Dário Simões Pedroso, sj
  • June 6 | Fr. José Augusto Leitão, svd
  • July 4 | Fr. Johnny Freire
  • August 1 | Sister Olinda Pereira Rodrigues
  • September 5 | Fr. Jorge Manuel Faria Guarda
  • October 3 | Fr. Jeremias Carlos Vechina, ocd
  • November 7 | Fr. Gonçalo Corrêa Mendes Teixeira Diniz
  • December 5 | Fr. Clemente Dotti

Recollection doesn’t require pre-registration. It starts at 10:30am, with the recitation of the Mid-morning prayer, and finishes with lunch. Recollections take place in the Retreat House of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.



  • July 18 to 22 | Fr. Jeremias Carlos Vechina, ocd
  • August 29 to September 2 | Fr. Joaquim Augusto Nunes Ganhão
  • October 17 to 21 | Bishop Gilberto Reis
  • November 7 to 11 | Fr. Abílio Pina Ribeiro, cmf
  • November 21 to 25 | Bishop Jacinto Botelho

The retreats start with dinner on the first day at 8:00pm, and finish on the last day at midday with lunch in the Retreat House of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The registration must be made, in writing, up to 10 days prior to the date, to:
Serviço de Alojamento (Lodging Department)
Santuário de Fátima
2496-908 FÁTIMA
tel.: (+351) 249 539 600 | fax: (+351) 249 539 605
[email protected]




Mass, in Portuguese, in the Chapel of the Death of Jesus

15h00 - 16h15

Rosary, in the Chapel of the Apparitions

18h30 - 19h00


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