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 5, 1998 (Mary)

My dear children,

I urge you to make room in your hearts where Jesus in His purity and Divine Love may reside. I ask you to examine yourself through eyes of Jesus. Where is the pain and sorrow which have inflicted your soul? Do not be afraid to reveal your wounds that Our Lord may bring His healing power. No longer try to hide the diseases of

your conscience for God in His power and mercy looks upon His children patiently waiting to rid each soul of guilt and shame for, My little ones, the healing begins. Your body is but a garment, hand made and perfectly tailored for each individual but through time will wear and become frail. The soul remains strong if well maintained but that also will become weak if neglected through poor spiritual habits. Always seek the peace and love of Jesus that you will walk in the confident assurance of His mighty power.

Peace and love!!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine