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 6, 1998 (Mary)

My dear children,

You have been summoned into the arena of life in which you will face unimaginable trials ---- trials which if not abated would draw you deep within yourself denying you the true joy and beauty of life. I have come that so many of

Our children would be released from the chains of depression ---- the darkness of the soul. I urge you, My little ones, to continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus for He alone is the pure light of love which illuminates those receptive hearts refreshing them with Divine hope and the gentle caress of tranquility. Your society has strayed so far, My children, that you have lost all sense of direction. Gaze upon the cross which rises high above the ground to remind you that as Love came to set you free so now you must renew your vow of love and draw others to the Fountain of Love where refreshment awaits. Know you are chosen ---- uniquely different - yet one in heart!

Pray and prepare!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine