Over the years, we were asked for low gluten altar breads and were sorry to have to say we couldn't help. When we became aware of just how difficult it was for people with gluten intolerance to get hosts safe for them to use for Communion, we started looking into the possibility of making some. Two facts stood out – one, that there were no recipes for making them and, two, it was very difficult. A Community of Benedictine nuns in America had found a way to make altar breads from wheaten starch, i.e. wheat flour with nearly all the gluten removed; these had approval from Rome, but there was no recipe. However it was clear that wheaten starch was the way to go as it had the lowest amount of gluten, though making Altar Breads with wheaten starch seemed almost impossible and they had an unpleasant taste. However, with perseverance, and the help of God (how else explain the mistakes that led to success) we are now able to make small hosts that are acceptable, and tested for gluten at under 5 ppm.
To order or inquire about our Altar Breads please email us firstname.lastname@example.org