Episode 16: Traiteurs – The Traditions of Plants and Prayers for Healing

There are two things that many of us might like to have more of “faith” and “healing.” Mary Perrin can provide both. Perrin is a traiteuse, the Acadian equivalent of a faith healer. Working with herbs, plants and prayer traiteurs look to cure maladies. Perrin is also the Chairperson of the Jardin des traiteurs located at Vermillionville in Lafayette. She joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer, Kelly Massicot to discuss the particulars of an ancient tradition… Oh yes, we will also discover a berry that seems to have amazing curative powers.


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George Rodrique’s “Cajun Traiteur”




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