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


June 20th, 2003

 “My Dear Children,

Intimate fellowship with God is the beginning of understanding of total abandonment to self where not even a shadow lingers reminding you of time once spent ……wasted and gone forever. It is the springtime of the soul which longs only to do and abide in the Will of God. Such souls are refreshed by reparation, love and mercy, and when mixed together form a most delightful honey. Sweet to the taste of Him who longs for consolation by His chosen ones.

You, little ones ….who wage such wars against the repugnance of sin …..must in your own wretchedness …raise high the Standard of Righteousness as you continue the battle for souls.

 God loves you. Endear yourselves to His heart and find lasting peace.”

(Commentary by recipient) In this particular message Our Lord encourages us to recognize the absolute need to  re-evaluate our personal relationship with Him. True life with Christ fills the voids left by attachments to a world in which all in it will at some point die. “All are ashes” as the Bible says and will return to same. We are called to a greater life. That of perfection of the soul. It is a state in which we can only strive to attain while on earth. This is what we as Christians are called to do. “Be perfect as I (Jesus) am perfect.” How we attain that perfection is through purification ……not a pleasant thought to some, but necessary in the eyes of Our Lord. If we could only see with the eyes of Divine Love, our thoughts of purification would not be ignored, but embraced as a true gift from God. Though brief, this message will require time and discernment as it will speak to many hearts and perhaps reveal different perceptions as each of us journey through life.

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Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine