The Shrine of Our Lady of the Prairies is a traditionalist Catholic shrine in Powers Lake, North Dakota. It was established by the late Fr. Nelson who published the "MaryFaithfull" magazine. he Shrine of Our Lady of the Prairies was begun in the 1950s by the late Reverend Fredrick J Nelson. Father Nelson started a grade school and high school in 1961, and built a retirement home also. He founded an order of Nuns, the Marian Sisters, headed by Sister Lillian. He has "pilgrimages" during the summer months, drawing thousands of faithful from all over the world to Powers Lake, ND. After Father Nelson's passing the numbers of faithful who came to Powers Lake began to dwindle.
Rev. Fredrick J Nelson
Our Lady of the Prairies, Powers Lake (ND), 58773, United States