Cistercian Altar Breads

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The Trappist Cistercian Nuns at Santa Rita Abbey have been baking altar breads for over thirty-five years. It is a joy for us to prepare the bread which becomes the Bread of Life for the People of God, and we like to think that our prayer is an extra special ingredient in our altar bread recipe.

All our altar breads are 100% whole wheat. They come in five different sizes.

To contact Cistercian Altar Breads: phone 520-455-0481 or toll free at 888-878-1622; email cistercianab@gmail.com; or use our online order form.

People’s Hosts – 1 1/8”

Price $6.30 per bag of 500

Our 1-1/8″ host is our smallest altar bread size, and is commonly used for communion to the sick. It comes in bags of 500 hosts.

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People’s Hosts – 1 3/8”

Price $8.80 per bag of 500

This is our most popular altar bread size, significantly more substantial than the 1-1/8″ breads and more economical than the 1-1/2″ breads. It comes in bags of 500 hosts.

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People’s Hosts – 1 1/2”

Price $9.35 per bag of 500

The largest of our people’s sizes, this is for a parish which desires a slightly more substantial bread than the 1-3/8″. It comes in bags of 500 hosts.

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Priest’s Hosts – 2 1/2”

Price $4.75 per bag of 50; $2.85 per bag of 30

This is the smallest of our presider breads.  Just right for breaking into four pieces. They are available in bags of 30 or of 50 hosts.

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Concelebration Hosts – 5 1/2” Scored

Price $15.00 per bag of 25; $6.00 per bag of 10

These breads are scored for easy breaking into sixteen pieces.  Large enough to be seen well in a large church, and also appropriate for a small group Mass. They are available in bags of either 10 or 25 hosts.

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Concelebration Hosts 51/2” Unscored

Price $5.00 per 10

These are the same size as our Scored Concelebration Hosts, but without the score lines.  Large enough to be seen well in a large church, and also appropriate for a small group Mass. They are available in bags of either 10 or 25 hosts.

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