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As a young girl, my favorite part of the Mass was witnessing all the aspects of the liturgy of the Eucharist. I was convinced that the familiar little wafers descended directly from heaven into the tabernacle and filled the chalice for the priest to share with the church-goers. (I still like to think they do!)
With 2022 being declared the Year of the Eucharist, I thought it was time to address that key question: How exactly are those little round wafers really made?
A recent video on TikTok reveals the process — and it involves some very precise measuring and cutting, as well as much devotion and prayer.
The video shows some Redemptoristine nuns hard at work, with the wafers being pressed and cut and finally flying out of a cylinder into a bowl. It’s highly satisfying to watch, and you can even see the sisters doing some quality control to make sure each one is perfect.
In fact these red-clad nuns, who share that they “remain within the grounds of monastery, apart from the world, but holding the world in our heart in prayer,” demonstrate their love and care for Christ — and the rest of the world — by giving the faithful the opportunity to receive Him in the Eucharist through their hard work and devotion.
If you’d like to learn more about these Irish nuns, take a look at their website, here.