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 8, 1998 (Mary)

My dear children,

You are My dear children for it is through the hands of Jesus that I gather you under My Mantle of motherly love and protection. I do not come to cause dissension but to revive that last glimmer of hope which rapidly fades as the rays of My Son's love become buried under theoretical dissertations. I choose to speak simply and truthfully whereby all My children will understand. It is Divine Love which draws My Heart into unity with My Son and the purity of such love with which we pursue the misguided souls who choose to make something so beautifully simple so complex. My dear ones, where true love abides there is peace. Examine carefully your thoughts and words as they filter through your heart. Be kind and gentle and may your hearts be filled with forgiveness for much will come to disturb your peace yet you must be strong as the Holy Spirit will enlighten the minds of those who genuinely seek His discernment. Be at peace ---- trust much, little ones, as all will be tested.

Peace and love!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine