Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Seniors Working to Preserve Potato They Say Bears Religious Sign

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Seniors Working to Preserve Potato They Say Bears Religious Sign

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Quebec seniors say potato has divine sign

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The residents of a Quebec seniors' home say a potato they believe has a divine message is bringing them strength and comfort.

The cook at the centre was slicing potatoes Aug. 22 when he accidentally -- some might say miraculously -- made a perfect lengthwise cut, revealing what he would later describe as a sign of the cross in the centre of each half.

"He was flabbergasted and surprised, but happy at the same time, because anyone who is Christian would say that's a sign," said Emilien Morin, head of the residents' committee of the La Rive residence in Grande-Riviere in eastern Quebec.

Morin said most of the home's 22 residents are Roman Catholic and were equally impressed by the discovery.

"People are positive, they think it brings them confidence," he said. …

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