Search for the Mission Church of St. Francis Xavier: Walt's Blog

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As  many of you know, Walt is an avocational archaeologist.  I'm writing the first blog post for him...but..he's taking over after this :)

We live on very special "consecrated" land (which was offered to us the year my mom died coincidence!) 

In 1667, Father Jacques Bruyas arrived here (on our land) to act as the first missionary to the Oneida Indians.  Soon after his arrival, the Indians built him a chapel which he named St. Francis Xavier (yes, on our land). 

This was the very first mission among the Indians.  Father Bruyas offered up his first Mass here (on our farm) on St. Michael's Feast Day!

Fr. Bruyas was also one of the priests present when Kateri Tekakwitha was baptized and we have been told by other archaeologists that they are most certain she was HERE for a period of time! (that's another story, that we will fill you in on:)

As mentioned, Walt is an avocational archaeologist and we have found so many Jesuit gives me goosebumps. 

<--- These are a few of the Jesuit rings and buttons that he and the kids have found.
There's a whole story behind these (the Jesuits used the rings as a reward when the Indians learned certain prayers).

We literally have things popping out of the if to say...don't forget who you are, Cukierski's.  There's a reason you are HERE.

When we bought the land in 2008, my faith was in pieces...literally shattered by many things that had happened to me.  I swear it was the prayers of friends and THIS LAND that healed me....that brought me back to my Catholic faith. 

So much more to say...but, I'll leave that to my spouse.  Stay tuned!

Love and Blessings, Wendy C.

"Healing Mind, Body & Soul"




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We have so many friends interceding for us in our eternal home. Praise God for all of the miracles that He has for His faithful. No coincidences, only Godwinks! May He continue to lead you and prosper your family with blessings.



Posted by Mary L. Tag, OFS on April 10, 2017

Mother of 7 – grandmother of 8 – greatgrandmother of – 8 (and counting)
Life is a journey – live it.

Posted by Elaine Graves Bilski on April 13, 2016

I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story as it unfolds. I knew there was something special about the land, having known of your ministry since before you moved. Thank you for all the sharing you do, and for your obedience to the Father in heaven. You are inspiring.
In His Love,

Posted by Mary Q Carnes on April 13, 2016

Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Pauline on April 12, 2016

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