Retreat House of Our Lady of Sorrows (Casa Dores)



The mission of the Retreat House of Our Lady of Sorrows (Casa Dores) is to lodge the pilgrims who, wishing to spend the night in Fatima, also wish to do so within the very installations of the Shrine. In this house, they will be as close as possible to the spiritual centre of the site: The Little Chapel of the Apparitions and the statue of Our Lady that is venerated there. They will also be very close to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, where Saint Jacinta Marto, Saint Francisco Marto and the Venerable Sister Lucia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart are buried; as well as to the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity and the Prayer Area, where the great assemblies of pilgrims gather in celebration.

Besides welcoming pilgrims individually or as a family, the house is also used for retreats, educational gatherings and other formative-pastoral activities, as well as to accommodate those who take part in these events.

Integrated in this House is also the first-aid station of the Shrine, intended for the support of pilgrims and visitors, where health care is provided.

Called in its origin Shelter of the Sick, the construction of this house started in 1926.


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