The Sisters and lay volunteers of Glencairn Eucharist Bread at St Mary’s Abbey, dispatched 150,000 hosts to the World Meeting of Families for the Masses that will take place on the first three days of this momentous event in the RDS Dublin.
After receiving a request to provide the wafers for the three-day World Meeting of Families in Dublin, they fired up the ovens last April.
Sr Fiachra Nutty said the sisters of Ireland’s only Cistercian monastery for women, based in Lismore in Co Waterford, were delighted to be asked to supply the 150,000 wafers for the RDS Mass.
“From the time the request for these hosts was received in February, the Sisters and their able assistants have had to step up their production considerably since the process of producing the breads (which includes baking, humidification, hand sorting and packing) all takes considerable time.
“But the team felt privileged to undertake the task as their contribution to the event since they wanted to make a significant contribution to the event which will culminate in the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park next Sunday, Sr Fiachra told The Avondhu.”
With the permission of her Abbott, who decides if the nuns can leave or not, Sr Fiachra hopes to attend the Pope’s final Mass in Phoenix Park.
More than half a million people are expected to turn out to see Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park in the first Papal visit to Ireland in over 40 years.