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 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


For more information download the 2021 Annual Christmas Rosary & Mass
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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 16, 2002

(Mary and Samuel speak)

(Mary) “My Dear Children,

Why waste such precious time which passes so quickly on useless activities, unproductive thoughts             when God has blessed you and called you, each byname to be His disciples .........  His disciples of love and mercy. Yes, My Daughter,
here stands Samuel!” (Pat-Tongues)

(Samuel) “My Charge,

At the command of My Lord, I stand here with The Most Holy Queen to express Our Lord’s command that all should listen and dwell within His Divine Will. When you step beyond these boundaries . it is I and The Guardian Angel of
each of His Children who redirect your footsteps on the path that leads to God. Do
not ignore or turn your back upon these directions .......  for you shall shortly
require all assistance in your ministry and in your love for Our Lord. For all shall
be tested as gold has been tested .....  so shall you.” (Pat-Tongues)

“Little things My Children ..........  little things........ I speak for all the angels here
this night. It is the little things that become so great that distract and destroy.

Concentrate, trust ......  without trust you are left to the mercy of evil.......... but God
has foreseen all and has protected His Children. The words you hear which

distract you .... which destroy your peace ........ shall not penetrate your

heart............ . for your heart has been sealed by the Divine Love of Almighty God.”

(Mary) "Listen My Children,

God does not leave you alone. I desire that you continuously make an earnest effort to pray more, to acknowledge the presence of your angels............................................................................................................. for they havebeen sent to guard you ..... and to guide you.......... and to protect you. From God
himself, from His Very Throne He *ordained each and every one of His precious
Angels ..... sent them to the precise person ......... the precise soul for which theywere intended. Do not fear nor despair.......... but believe and trust as I have
continuously taught you. Children, My children I wish to hold you so that you

would believe......... you would trust  for that which you cannot see you must
believe that we are always with you”

(Pat Tongues) “Mother ...... may I speak? I have never heard of an *angel being ordained”. *(said of God) - reference Webster’s 2002 College dictionary.(Mary) “My Child, Many things you do not comprehend ...... trust in God and in the being He has sent as your constant companion”(Pat) “Oh Samuel, (sigh) I am so ignorant of the depths of theology, and other readings of the Saints. But that does not matter ...... what matters is I thirst for the desire to love souls to look beyond the exterior and sneak secretly within each soul that is hiding from God, and I wish ...... but who am I to wish such a thing. I wish to bring that treasure [soul] before Our Lord and Our God ...... But who am I but a fragile unworthy child that clings to the Mercy of God. Help me ... for no one must be lost. Many hide and God sees them ...... but we must seek them out. For this I thank you Almighty God ... for the hunger for those who do not know you ...... and therefore do not love you”.
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