Here in south Louisiana “Cajun Country” we have DEEP STRONG Catholic Faith and Beliefs. I believe that is why Louisiana is the ONLY state to have parishes instead of counties like all of the other states. Ours are parishes because of the Catholic Church.
Now most people would say Traiteurs are hooey or something not Christian but it is very well known down here and very well used by many of the older folks, especially. It is all about God & prayers said to God & how God uses the treater, not the person themselves. Is a matter of fact if it becomes about the person, money, attention or fame then you know it’s not a real Traiteur. I have had some in my family but I don’t have personal first hand knowledge of what they did only what was told to me from my Mom and other family and friends. I just find this really interesting that we have them here. A Traiteur can not “advertise or promote” themselves. One must find them by word of mouth from others. A Traiteur can NOT accept money for their service. A Traiteur will NOT let you tell them Thank You they will say “NO, YOU MUST THANK GOD!”. The gifts/lessons of a Traiteur can ONLY be passed on to another family member and it must be taught male to female or female to male. Traiteurs can treat over the phone but they can NOT treat if the distance between them and the person they are treating passes over water. I’m sure there are other things that I’ve forgotten. But hey God can and does work in mysterious ways.