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THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN IN NEWFOUNDLAND discover many things about Newfoundlanders:

  • They are resilient, colourful, musical, humorous, historical, proud, extroverted and great storytellers
  • Geography, weather, location and a certain amount of isolation have imbued a fierce pride and social determination in those who call “The Rock” home
  • Annie Proulx says this about Newfoundland in the novel The Shipping News

It takes some time to get used to the rock, It’s a place like no other. The people that came here, came by accident; those that stayed. strange things can happen . . .Omens, restless spirits, magic . . .

The full sermon text is attached below as a PDF document.

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