Nuns Work Overtime to Bake Wafers for Pope’s Mass

In preparation of Pope Francis's U.S. visit in Sept 2015, a group of cloistered nuns in Philadelphia have been working hard to bake 100,000 communion wafers for the pontiff's Mass in Philadelphia.

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Nun Sister Maria Eden packs for shipment altar bread also known as communion wafers, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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Poor Clares nun Sister Thereza counts altar bread also known as communion wafers, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Poor Clares nuns Sister Holy Spirit, right, and Sister Isabel prepare the oven surfaces to bake altar bread also known as communion wafers, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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Shown are leftovers after altar bread also known as communion wafers were cut from from sheets by Poor Clares nuns, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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Poor Clares nun Sister Thereza pours a mixture of water and flour to make altar bread also known as communion wafers,, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Poor Clares nuns including, Sister Isabel, center left, and Sister Jean Therese pray, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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Sister Isabel looks at an uncut sheet of altar bread also known as communion wafers, as Sister Maria Eden uses a machine to cut out the individual wafers, Sept. 8, 2015.
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A sheet of uncut sheet of altar bread also known as communion wafers made by Poor Clares nuns, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Sister Maria Eden, left, and Sister Thereza share a laugh as they make altar bread, Sept. 8, 2015.
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The nuns are helping to supply wafers for the scheduled Mass being celebrated by Pope Francis on Sept. 27.
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Altar bread also known as communion wafers made by Poor Clares nuns, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Poor Clares nuns, Sister Anne Bartol, left, Sister Holy Spirit, and Sister Isabel, view uncut sheets of altar bread also known as communion wafers, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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Poor Clares nuns Sister Holy Spirit, right, and Sister Isabel make altar bread also known as communion wafers, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Monastery of Saint Clare in Langhorne, Pa.
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