For those of you with young ones that will be making their first communion, this video is a must see. I can’t wait to show it to my CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine – Catholic religious education) class this week. It is a video on how the communion wafers are made.
The video was created by the Passionist Nuns in Erlanger, Kentucky. I’m sure there are other orders that make wafers, but this video focuses on the wafers created at the Passionist Monastery.
The first 25 seconds of the video introduces you to the Passionate Nuns and how they ended up in Kentucky. After that, we are introduced to Sr. Mary Angela, she is our tour guide and the tour begins. Sr. Mary Angela shows us, step by step, how they make the wafers. It is actually a pretty time intensive process. The whole process is interesting to watch. During the video, she explains the symbol on the wafer, why the symbol is on the bread and how the host is turned into Jesus. I love that Sr. Mary Angela also sneaks in teachings regarding our relationship with God and the Eucharist.
Catholics of all ages will enjoy this instructional video. So far the people I have shared the video with (both kids and adults) have all given it positive feedback.
The video is called, “Making of the Communion Wafers” and is on YouTube. You can view the video here.
I hope you enjoy it!