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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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 2, 1998 (Mary)

My dear children,

You have been granted the gift of life ---- the sweet breath of Divine Love breathed into your soul. It is in God's Master Plan you have been assigned a task and the means by which to accomplish His purpose.

As you continue through this beautiful journey, you by your own free will, are called to make decisions ---- wise decisions which can only be made by complete trust in the Divine Will. Not always do you choose wisely, but the intentions of the pure of heart bring joy to Him who ever so lovingly watches each small step of your life's journey to holiness.

Be firm in your faith ---- yet gentle and filled with compassion as the time approaches when you will reflect upon your life and the many small but ever so important matters left unattended. As you grow in faith, so must you also grow in wisdom. Wise is he who places his faith and trust in Jesus. Be well, My little ones!

Peace and love!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine