I had a great-aunt who was an enclosed nun on the Isle of Wight. I visited her a couple of times as a kid and teen, and she would give us a bag full of broken wafers. The wafers were made in the convent and sold across the globe, she gave us the wafers that were broken during production. With my brother we would eat them all like crisps, I have eaten enough for a lifetime!
That is funny!
From the article:
The new rules are needed because the bread is now sold in supermarkets and on the internet, the cardinal said. The wine used must also be "natural, from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt, not mixed with other substances", said Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The ruling was issued at the request of Pope Francis, the letter said. There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40545023
(Source: BBC News).
It's true! You can buy communion wafers on Amazon. Who knew. A couple of the customer reviews are hilarious.
I need to tell some of my extended (elderly) family members about buying wafers on Amazon - who would have thought (and the supermarket as mentioned above too) - just to see their reaction, probably not to read those reviews though..