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

Sunday Mass Fifth Sunday Easter (English), May 15, 2022

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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 9, 1998 (Mary)

You are called to be the peaceful doves of My Son immersed in His Divine love. Humanity calls for peace, but fails to recognize its presence for you have become as the fragrant flower which sweeps the air with its pleasant aroma yet time too takes its toll and the fragrance is soon gone. My children, you are the flowers of the field of life placed into the care of The Master Gardner. It is through His expert care you are allowed to bloom again and again. I urge you to be humble that the fragrant beauty of His love will not fade as your delicate fragrance of childlike trust and peaceful submission to His Divine Will continue to flourish as journeys end approaches. This is the time of unity in which all open hearts will be bound with Divine Love. Persevere ---- pray much, My children, as the thread of discord seeks to flaw the precious garment of life.

Peace and love!

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine