Cana of Galilee: A New Franciscan School
At the village of Cana of Galilee, Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at a wedding feast. Today, the town is a pilgrimage site for those visiting the Shrine of the First Miracle, cared for by the Franciscan friars. Cana is also home to a community of 3,000 Christians.
The young people of Cana have no secondary school. Once they finish their intermediate education, students must continue their studies in another city.
A new school will provide access to a Catholic education for Christians of Cana and create opportunities to build bridges of understanding and friendship with the town’s Muslim majority. It will have modern facilities for science, technology, and arts education.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land committed to building a new school to serve the people of Cana. Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, construction work is nearly complete, but much remains to be done before the school can open.
Now, the friars need your help making the school ready to welcome students. Select an item or make a general contribution to be used where it’s needed most.
Your gift will help us supply everything our future students in Cana need before their first day. The Holy Land Franciscans and those we serve thank you for your generosity.