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After flour shortage stops host production, nuns report power from heaven


Pedro Szekely-(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Daniel Esparza - published on 11/18/22

After facing severe flour scarcity, the Discalced Carmelites of Cuba manage to produce communion hosts again: "The one who multiplied the loaves has shown his power with the multiplication of flour."

Earlier this month, on November 2, the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Havana, Cuba, reported that they had run out of flour to produce communion hosts, as scarcity hits (yet again) the Caribbean nation.

As Pablo Cesio explained in his article for the Spanish Edition of Aleteia, the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites of Santa Teresa produces almost all of the hosts used by every diocese in the island – if not all of them. And even though regular flour supply has long been a problem in the country (as part of a sustained food crisis), the nuns have somehow managed to keep their production going.

A statement published by Vida Cristiana on Facebook announced that, as the news that they had run out of flour became viral, the nuns received unexpected donations from vitually everywhere.

“The impressive thing about all this,” the statement reads, “is how […] so many people of good will, like the widow in the Gospel, have offered little or much so that our work can go on […] We have received flour donations from nearby villages, institutions and organizations, Miami, Puerto Rico, Spain, and we also received the usual governmental allocation […] The one who multiplied the loaves has shown his power with the multiplication of flour.”

The nuns finished the statement claiming they were to resume their work in service to the faithful of Cuba “as soon as possible.”

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