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 13th, 2003

 “My Dear Children,

These many times I have spoken with you ……. I have not stood upon the highest peak and with a loud voice called  you.” “ Come to My Son …come back to Him”. “For what comes back is but an echo of My own voice. I have chosen instead to work the fertile fields of each heart where I may whisper and draw each of you closer to My Beloved Son. Many of you have experienced such trials ….. such temptations in life and have found yourselves lost without an answer. And this My Dear Ones is where I come to strengthen you. To tell you ….. you must seek your spiritual direction from someone in authority. For great temptations lie around the corners ….and without such guidance you are often misled … become confused and disillusioned. God does not want that My Children. He wants each of you to be His loving healthy forgiving and giving children who seek more for the best of others than for yourselves.
You have begun the process of emptying your lives of so much clutter that God now has room to rule in your lives. Such joy you will find as God takes control. And you find such peace ..…. for worries, temptations, all the trials that come your way, you have given to Him ….. and He refreshes you with the courage and the wisdom to go forward ….. continuously seeking to nourish the souls of this world with the true love, peace and forgiveness of God Almighty.

Praise be to Jesus, Who’s love is so great. He has blessed you so abundantly and continues as you ask Him to guide each step you take …. each word you speak. Hold tightly My Children and watch carefully over your words for they are such a powerful instrument. Far greater damage is done by the human tongue than by the many weapons of your world. See how great is your responsibility …. see how much We love you and place such confidence in your continued grace to walk the path Christ has set before you.

Be at peace My Children. Seek forgiveness ….. seek a heart that knows nothing but love and you will become that instrument of pure love. I bless you this special night and especially those who could not be here. Know that My blessing and joy rests upon them as they will have the courage and the strength given by Almighty God to do His will … to be obedient servants. *For they have been chosen, they have been marked by My Son.” 

(Commentary; *We feel Our Lady was especially referring to the Deaconate candidates who were to be ordained the next day in Tucson by Bishop Gerald.)
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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine