Shrines Specification

This small private shrine, open to the public, is located on a mountain side in Southeast Arizona, part of the Read More

A Word from our Visionary

Praise the Lord! Nothing stays the same once they truly commit ourselves to the Will of the Father. We slowly Read More

Insight and Reflection

During these particularly difficult times in our lives, it is felt that our Lord desires to offer words of encouragement Read More

History of the Shrine

The seeds of the building of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierras Read More

La Purisima Retreat Center

Visit La Purisima Retreat Center Read More
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Annual Christmas Mass, December 17, 2021

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La Purisima Retreat Center

La Purisima is named in honor of the Immaculate Conception (in Spanish, La Purisima Concepcion) - was incorporated in the Spring of 2000 to provide a "place apart" in an atmosphere of serenity and peace, where one can experience spiritual renewal and growth in the beautiful high desert of Southeast Arizona.

For the many groups and parishes of the Diocese of Tucson, as well as our other guests, La Purisima Center provides a "desert experience" of prayer and quiet reflection. We are particularly interested in providing retreat facilities for youth groups, but we welcome all groups with special needs.

For more information, please contact the Retreat Coordinator at (520) 240-5658 or or visiting


February 1, 1998 (Mary)

My precious children,

Before you I stand gently gathering each of Our precious ones under My mantle of love and protection. Know, My children, no matter what your age, each is a priceless vessel into which pure love is poured to caress the pain of the wounds inflicted by a world misguided and bent on destruction. It is love, My little ones, which heals and therefore it is through love ---- Divine Love which We send you to be the victims of charity and compassion willingly surrendering your love to that of the Divine Will. Learn patience, My children, that aggravation and disagreements will melt into a pool of gentle forgiveness whereby each will learn to embrace one another filled with hearts of understanding and compassion.

Time quickly passes, My precious ones, leaving little time for decisions. Choose well, My children, for soon the weeds of the Harvest will be separated from the Grain of eternal life.

I bless you this day with My Motherly peace.

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine