Wesner Morency, Founding father of the Church of Haiti
As soon as once more we’re trying on the work of a strong Voodoo priest in a bid to proceed our training of individuals and as soon as once more distance the true faith of Voodoo from the portrayal of it in movie and media. Subsequently, we flip our consideration to Wesner Morency, the founder in chief of the Church of Haiti.
Wesner Morency was a contemporary practitioner of voodoo, a up to date Voodoo Houngan (which accurately interprets as a male priest. A feminine priest is called a mambo). For a lot of his life he was a person of little be aware, main an atypical life along with his household however he had a burning ardour that ran alongside his on a regular basis position as father, mum or dad and supplier.
In some methods Wesner Morency is masquerading on this article, though it’s by way of no fault of his personal. Historically, we have now used these pages to speak about highly effective clergymen, a undeniable fact that I alluded to within the opening paragraph, however he wasn’t a person who had a large amount of capability on this regard. He wasn’t one who mastered the rites and rituals, however he did do one thing essential, and actually he could also be an important individual in voodoo historical past.
So why is this you will nicely ask. If he does not have any important energy then why would he seem on right here? To place it merely, Wesner Morency devoted his life to precisely the identical factor that we try to do on this article, and get voodoo recognised as a faith reasonably than a darkish artwork.
He labored very carefully with another person that we have now really spoken about in these articles earlier than. It’s possible you’ll bear in mind Max Beauvoir; the biochemist who mixed his passions of science and spiritualism. They have been pioneers when it got here to persuading the Haitian authorities to that voodoo ought to be secured as a faith, securing the rights of Voodoo practitioners throughout the nation. He was really posed for a profession within the Catholic church, and was actually days away from being ordained as a priest when he acquired the non secular calling to not solely be a part of, however type the Voodoo Church. With out him we’d by no means have discovered ourselves able the place Voodoo was recognised by any main authorities, and though there may be nonetheless a battle to combat (one which we’re proud to be part of) to get extra common acknowledgment no less than he began the venture!
When he died in 2007 after a battle with coronary illness the world of voodoo misplaced a really pricey pal and probably the most passionate campaigner that it has ever seen. His applications on the radio and tv have been enormous hits in Haiti and they’re nonetheless broadcasted usually to very large audiences. His legacy and contributions to not solely faith within the nation, but additionally socially and there will be little doubt that this may proceed for a lot of generations. Hopefully this text can elevate his profile outdoors of his native Haiti, as a result of when you learn his story there will be little doubt that he’s worthy of far better acclaim than he has acquired.