Mallorie Vaudoise’s Neapolitan ancestors migrated to the US at great sacrifice to build a firm foundation for future generations. Mallorie grew up knowing life is not about being a consumer; it’s about being a steward for the next generation. She talked about ancestors beyond our bloodlines and how to venerate them and receive their blessings. In perfect synchronicity, Janet realized her desire to be “home” in the Hudson River Valley is the call of her Huguenot ancestors who came to America in 1624!
Mallorie Vaudoise has a spectacular array of spiritual credentials. She is a witch of Italian Catholic descent and apprenticed to the world-renowned Italian folk musician and shaman Alessandra Belloni. In addition, Mallorie is an initiated Olorisha priestess in Lucimi and a Quimbandeira com licenca in Brazilian Quimbanda. Mallorie writes a wildly popular blog, Italian Folk Magic, and just published Honoring your Ancestors.
Real Prayer Action
Mallorie Vaudoise gave us several ways to begin to venerate our ancestors:
- Do you know who your bloodline ancestors are, where they came from, or why they migrated, if they did? This might be a beautiful time to connect with elders in your family to hear their stories. Did your ancestors carry trauma? If so, pray they be released.
- How did your ancestors pray? Speak their prayers in their language. Sing their hymns. Notice how their words feel in your mouth. Does praying as they prayed open a connection to them?
- In deep soul writing, explore ancestors beyond your bloodline. What affinity ancestors, adopted lineages, or creative guides do you revere? Which of these ancestors would you like to begin to work with and ask for help?
- Set up a simple candle and water altar. If you have something that represents an ancestor add it to your altar. Take a moment to venerate your ancestors at their altar every day.
Open Prayer Bag 14. Mallorie made a special video of The Requiem in Latin for Praying at the Speed of Love. Open the transcript to get the words. It’s a gorgeous simple prayer. You might find yourself saying it for your ancestors.
Then, join the Praying at the Speed of Love Facebook community where you can meet Mallorie and learn how she and others are venerating their ancestors.