Watch this delightful short film about Sister Mary of St Philip, a member of Notting Hill Carmel. This cloistered Carmelite community of nuns make communion wafers in their monastery kitchens for Catholic congregations at home and abroad.
Can food nourish your soul?
Everybody needs to eat, but for many people of faith, food is much more than an indulgence or simple nourishment. Most of the major religions have rituals and rites revolving around food, making a clear link between physical and spiritual sustenance. This week 4thought gains exclusive access to a cloistered monastery where nuns bake communion wafers for use in Catholic Masses in Britain and abroad and meets a Muslim family staying true to the Quran in the growing of organic produce.
Sister Mary of St Philip belongs to a cloistered Carmelite community of nuns who make communion wafers in their monastery kitchens for Catholic congregations at home and abroad. She believes this bread, once it is consecrated, becomes the spiritual nourishment which inspires her life of prayer.