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 10, 1998 (Mary)

My dear daughter,

I urge you to bring to Me the words of your mind and heart that I might soften them before they are spoken. The trials, My daughter, will not cease nor the intensity with which they come but you must allow your heart to fill with compassion. You, Our little messenger, have accepted your gifts with great love -- -- greater still must be the love which illuminates from your very presence for all must see as well as hear of the great love and mercy of Jesus. Be not quick to defend yourself from the arrows of ignorance and misunderstanding for Jesus in His perfect timing will put all wrongs to right. You are but to show kindness and mercy as all will learn one must be merciful to obtain mercy.

I wrap you in My Mantle of love that you may gather strength to be firm in your belief and with silent humility press forward as great are the rewards for those who persevere. Rest easy, My child. Pray much as darkness approaches.

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine