Agnus Dei Communion Breads
Our breads have been produced in Germany since 1769. At that time, the wafers were baked in specially produced molds over wood fires. Over the years with many modernizations they are still being produced with the same integrity and care for liturgical use as they were in their first years of production. Agnus Dei Communion Breads & Incense, LLC are sole importers of these wafers which follow the strict German purity laws.
The International Food Standard (IFS), introduced especially for the food industry, was achieved in 2004 and for many years the Agnus Dei brand communion wafers have maintained this standard. Organic certification was first obtained in 1999. Organic wafers to the Demeter (biodynamic) standard were added in 2001. Since 2012 the communion breads are regularly tested in the DLG Test Centre, and our wafers have been awarded the gold medal on numerous occasions.
There are no additives, leavening agents , GMO’s, pesticides, growth hormones, chemicals, chlorines or unnatural food coloring in these communion wafers.
Each of our communion breads has a beautiful embossed design of liturgical significance. Including a Chi Rho, Alpha/Omega, Loaves and the Fish, and a Crucifix.
Angus Dei Communion Breads are manufactured according to CODEX IURIS CANONICI CIC 924 §2 only from pure wheat and water and our we guarantee our low-gluten to be less than 100ppm.
Our Low gluten communion breads are valid matter with authority by the Bishop of Wurzburg, Germany. Our communion wafers are made in accordance with the Holy See as specified by the “Redemptionis Sacramentum” in the Roman Missal, “1. The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist
[48.] The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition. It follows therefore that bread made from another substance, even if it is grain, or if it is mixed with another substance different from wheat to such an extent that it would not commonly be considered wheat bread, does not constitute valid matter for confecting the Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament. It is a grave abuse to introduce other substances, such as fruit or sugar or honey, into the bread for confecting the Eucharist. Hosts should obviously be made by those who are not only distinguished by their integrity, but also skilled in making them and furnished with suitable tools.