National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

The Cana Blessing

BY Jim Cosgrove

June 27-July 3, 2004 Issue | Posted 6/27/04 at 1:00 PM


Facts of Life

When he turned plain water into fine wine at the Cana wedding, Jesus might have had more in mind than just spicing up a reception. Researchers believe they have found the key to a long, lean and healthy life in a single protein — and it's activated by a compound found in red wine, resveratrol. This was linked by earlier research with extended lifespan.

Source:, May 24 Register illustration by Tim Rauch.