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 3, 1998 (Mary)

My dear children,

So busy, My children ---- time has become a priceless commodity ---- so valuable that to share such a gift requires great sacrifice. The beauty of sharing becomes burdensome ---- the time intended for joy becomes buried under personal desires for solitude with material pleasures. My children, you are witnessing a current of change in which many of Our children are floundering desperately trying to stay afloat. You are here to help one another ---- to be the ship which remains strong as it pierces through the waves of life's troubles and pain. Let your heart be light as I will help lead you to the safe harbor of Jesus where all will find true peace. You must learn to forgive and abandon foolish pride for only love ---- pure love ---- can mend the broken hearted.

Peace and love!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine