We produce both brown and white hosts from just two basic ingredients – specialized wheat flour and our own Glencairn spring water. Since there are no additives, artificial colourings or preservatives included, our breads fully conform to the requirements of Canon Law for Eucharist Bread.
While the thinner, more traditional white hosts are supplied primarily to hospitals and nursing homes (where there is a special requirement for ease of consumption) we continue to experience steady demand for our more substantial brown hosts which correspond to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (par 283) calling for Eucharist bread ‘which appears as actual food’ .
Both our brown and white hosts are available in five sizes:
- 3cm People’s host
- 7cm Priest’s host
- 9cm Canon’s host
- 12cm Bishop’s host
- 15cm Cardinal’s host
To facilitate handling while minimizing packing and shipping charges, our People’s hosts are normally dispatched in multiples of 500 or 1,000 while our larger breads are pre-packaged in multiples of 10.
Our three largest sizes are also normally supplied with scored markings to facilitate ease of breaking and distribution.