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In her highly acclaimed book on Haitian Voodoo in America, entitled Mama Lola, Karen McCarthy Brown writes ...
"Each morning for a week preceding the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, before going to the Vodou ceremonies, I attended mass at this church with my traveling companion, a woman who was both a monbo and a baptized Catholic.

Toward the end of the week, when my curiosity could no longer contain itself, I asked her how she felt about the Catholic priest's repeated insistence that those who serve the Vodou spirits would go to hell.

She laughed at my question: "Oh, didn't you know. Karen? That's the way priests talk!"

That's one of the most intelligent statements about reconciling apparently opposing beliefs I've ever read.

Papa Legba ~ open the gate!

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