Welcome to LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary!
LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary is the first 501(c)3 church of Voodoo in the United States of America and traces its lineage of priests back to LePeristyle in Mariani, Haiti, a lineage that has stood for more than 500 years.
Here you will find information about LePeristyle's history, services, ceremonies, priests and more. Thanks for visiting!
LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary Visits Haiti for Spiritual Botany!
Gro Mambo and her godchildren embarked on a journey to the land of Haiti, where she gave lessons on spiritual botany earlier this year!
During the voyage, her godchildren learned to identify the sacred herbs in the live, dry, and powdered forms; experienced for themselves how and where to obtain them; how difficult it continues to become to gather them; and to appreciate the herbs and the land from which they come.
The leaves, barks, and other healing agents they obtained are becoming more and more scarce, making the opportunity that the godchildren had to experience Haiti and learn about the herbs more valuable than words can express.
While there, Gro Mambo and the godchildren also fulfilled their mission to deliver much needed medical supplies and other staples to fellow Voodooisants, providing aid to those who need it most. The people of Haiti who practice the Voodoo religion are to this day still overlooked by several other aid efforts throughout the land, making everyday life for them even more of a struggle in the wake of the recent natural disasters. LePeristyle continues its effort to make sure that all donations of money, food, medicine, medical supplies, and more go to those who are passed over by other agencies, especially those who practice the traditional religion of Haiti.
Gro Mambo passes the Asson to six more initiates at LePeristyle in Haiti
In August 2011, Gro Mambo initiated six Gro Mambos and Gro Hungans and passed them through the ceremony of Asson.
Click here for more info and unprecedented video footage of the ceremonies!
DEVASTATION HITS HAITI…
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The National African Religion Congress is the certifying board of Priests and Priestesses of African-based religions. The National African Religion Congress wants to help. We need aid pledged to the Congress so that we can help make a difference for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. The news media report that 80% of the people of Haiti is Roman Catholic. That statistic, though widely available, is incorrect. That statistic would make people very comfortable contributing to agencies that work through the Catholic Church, causing them to believe that their contributions would reach the people at large. However, the National African Religion Congress knows that the practitioners of indigenous culture, especially Voodoo adherents, will be selectively neglected because of their religion.
Today our sister country Haiti is in trouble - hit by a devastating earthquake! Haiti has played a key role in the spread of African-based religions in the Western hemisphere. The people of Haiti fought for and gained their independence from colonial oppression through their spirituality, becoming the first free Black republic in the world. The Voodoo religion has sustained the people through the worst of times. Now the Haitian people desperately need the help of their brothers and sisters in faith to deal with this disaster. This unified body cares.
The National African Religion Congress/NARC World International is an organization that has been established in order to foster unity among all African Religions of the Diaspora. These religions include the Akan, the Orisa Tradition of Trinidad and Tobago, Ifa, Santeria, Yoruba, Voodoo of Haiti, Candomble and Lucumi. All of these religions have migrated to this country from countries such as: Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and so on. All of them are represented in major communities in the United States.
The National African Religion Congress/NARC World International has been in existence more than 10 years. We have solved many problems for the practice of African-based religions in the United States and other countries from where our great religions have migrated by bridging the gap of understanding in the communities.
Members of the Congress have valuable skills such as nursing, administering first aid, and experience in search and rescue. They are willing to submit to training from relief organizations to help deliver the support to those who need it. They are used to traveling among indigenous people in various third-world countries and are sensitive to the unique perspective of these people. They need financial help in order to make their skills and services available to reach those people.
Gro Mambo Angélá Noványón Idizol, Chairperson and Founder
Gro Mambo celebrates over 30 years of priesthood and 25 years as a High Priestess!
Gro Mambo Angélá Noványón Idizol, the founder of Le Peristyle Haitian Sanctuary, as well as the National African Religion Congress (NARC World International) went to Haiti in 1977 to study the Voodoo Religion. She went into Haiti with an introductory letter to an established priestess of the native religion. After some difficulties, Mambo Angela was able to establish a relationship with a priestess from whom she began to learn about Haitian Voodoo. She finally formed a relationship with Papa Hilaire Michel Novanyon Idizol, a high priest (Gro Hungan) and founder of Le Peristyle Sanctuary, in Haiti. Following years of study, she was initiated as a priestess (Mambo). Her mission was to bring back to the United States every component of the true African religion as it evolved from former slaves of the Congo, Dahomey, Togo and native Indians of the island of Haiti. During the 10 years of work, Mambo Angélá Noványón continued to study and advance in the religion. In 1984, her name was changed to Gro Mambo Angélá Noványón Idizol, when she achieved the sattus of high priestess.