Renewal of Wedding Vows
Cana, Israel

Our 2nd Mass


Claudia and I have been married for just short of 37 years. We have three wonderful children, three equally wonderful son and daughters-in-law, and five beautiful and intelligent grandchildren. Only in the past two years though have we begun to fully understand and appreciate the importance of our marriage in the eyes of God. We have learned to be careful to include our faith and our Lord in our daily lives. I share these facts only to help anyone visiting this site to have some understanding of just how special the renewal of our wedding vows at Cana was for the two of us. Regardless of how long God gives us together from this point forward, we both know that we will live every hour of every day in a sincere attempt to thank God for the many miracles he has provided and continues to provide in our lives.

John 2: 1-12 The Wedding Miracle

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them. "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from, the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. After this, he and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days.

The History & Archaeology of the Site

Cana is a small town just north and east of Nazareth on the road to the Sea of Galilee. The wedding chapel is in a recently renovated "Franciscan Wedding Church". The church also serves as the parish church of the Catholic Arab community.


Photographs from Cana



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