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 in...no 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 items..it gives me goosebumps.
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.
Love and Blessings, Wendy C.
"Healing Mind, Body & Soul"
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