This marriage feast occurred at the end of January, in the year 30, but it is celebrated today because it is, in its way, an epiphany–a showing of the power of Jesus–because it was His first miracle. This marriage feast is spoken about in the second chapter of Saint John. It was held in the little town of Cana, north of Nazareth, in Galilee, in the first year of Our Lord’s public life. At the Blessed Virgin’s request, Jesus changed six jars (120 gallons) of water into wine. This miracle, in addition to showing God’s generosity and His eagerness to grant Our Lady any favor, is by way of giving us the type and symbol of the fact that the water poured upon every Catholic at Baptism is to give him the right to another sacrament, the Blood of Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which he receives at Holy Communion.