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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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


June 6th, 2003

(The following message was dictated in our private residence after 6:pm while in preparation for the Friday night Canyon Rosary. It was clearly stated this was to be made available to the group prior to the praying of the Rosary. As Our Mother is always so compassionate and understanding, She dictated this rather than have the recipient’s husband who was in bed sick try to record it. The second conversation that occurred at the Rosary was not recorded. I can only ask that you pray to the Holy Spirit for discernment as you read the following: )

“My Dear Children,

You have journeyed with Me these many but yet, few years. For time is unequivocally a Divine measurement …. incomprehensible and thus miscalculated. You think of time as the hands of a clock, moving second by second. Yet, I tell you time is a place recorded and instituted by God for His Master Plan in each precious soul.

We have walked in the gardens, smelled the aroma of each fragrant flower and seen the beauty which lies beneath the soil of fertility. Do you recognize the meaning of My words. The gardens are the souls …… some sprouting forth nurtured by love …. others awaiting compassion and understanding. Souls such as these you encounter each day. You need only to ask for the grace to recognize these golden opportunities God has made available to you. When you seek such graces for the sake of others, you console My Son, and your heart then becomes a refuge for Divine Love!”

{Recipients commentary}: Often due to the limitedness of our human mind’s capabilities to capture the full meaning of Our Lady’s words, it becomes an all out faith filled walk of trust and obedience. It is in the silence of our hearts when we are vulnerably aware of God’s nurturing love that we begin to slightly realize not only the beauty, but also the importance of Their words. As Our Lady said, “When you seek such graces for the sake of others, you console My Son, and your heart then become a refuge for Divine Love.” Perhaps in our simple acts of trying to make reparation for the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we become partakers of Love while remaining co-workers in the harvesting of the field of souls. God gives us many opportunities to live a grace filled life. When temptations and distractions arise, we must continuously ask for the graces necessary to perform the task at hand. They never fail us. Sometimes our vision becomes clouded, but eventually God’s ways become clearer and we are able to see once again that love, patience, kindness, gentleness of spirit and all the fruits of the Spirit enjoin our hearts to always seek the Lord in all things. 
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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine