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

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Annual Christmas Rosary & Mass
Rosario y Misa de la Temporada Navideña

Friday, December 17, 2021
Viernes, 17 de diciembre del 2021

Location: La Purisima Retreat Center
Locación: El Centro de Retiro La Purísima


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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


August 9, 2002

“My Dear Children,

Those of you in whom My Son dwells must not allow an anxious heart to disturb your peace. Pray and persevere in all circumstances. Do not let your mind be cluttered with useless thoughts ..... for you are children of Jesus. My dear ones, if you but knew the magnitude of that statement you would joyfully accept every trial and every humiliation and offer it to Him with a heart of love.”Tongues ......... (“Do I speak?”) ............(Visual) “I see something I have never seen before ........ it is a side view of a very young fragile woman. She appears to be washing clothes in a basin. She very carefully takes these clothes and places them into a basin adjoining the one she used for washing. She must be rinsing the clothes. She very gently releases the water from the clothing and lays each piece in a nearby basket. She takes the basket ......... walks a few steps and everything becomes nothing but lights. She, herself, is not dressed majestically, but as a humble housewife doing her duties. There is a line ..... (a rope?) ...... a very long line ......... but nothing is holding it up ...... it just goes on forever ...... and she takes each piece of clothing ........ lifts it up ...... hangs it on the line and then secures it with little lights; I’d say clothes pins, but they are not ...... they are beautiful little lights ...... and she takes each piece ...... it’s like the multiplication of the fish and the loaves. The basket never empties, but she never tires, She just diligently lovingly takes each piece and places it across the line. As I don’t see what holds the line, I don’t see what she is standing on ......... there is nothing beneath her ........ there is no ground, She is just there. (tongues) ......... yes ............ I am led to understand that the line itself simply represents God’s love and mercy. It is faith which lifts us up to the line and the little lights which secure these pieces of cloth to the line are prayers ......... and I am looking as far as I can see down the line and each piece (some only have a few) ......... but most of them have intermingled within their lights ...... the most beautiful blue (almost shaped like a rose) ...... such a beautiful light. It far out shines the others and I know that this light represents the times Our Dear Mother has interceded for us before the Throne of Her Son. If we only could understand the power of prayer ......... we would never cease praying” (Brief personal message followed regarding Her “sons” (Priests). (Commentary): An individual who witnessed the receiving of this particular message was gifted with the following interpretation: The first basin represented Mary washing souls in the Blood of Divine Mercy. They were then rinsed in the second basin which contained the Water of Divine Mercy. Once they had been washed and rinsed in the two basins, they were placed in the “basket” which represented Purgatory. They (the souls) remained in the basket until there were sufficient prayers. Then they were hung on the line of God’s never ending love. The “blue lights” represented Mary’s intercessory prayers which were interspersed with the prayers of families and friends were represented by the “white lights”.
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