The Families of Cana began when the Power Family felt the call of God to share with other families their particular style of living as a Domestic Church.
Niall, born on 24 December 1970, is Irish, native of Waterford, and seventh in a family of ten brothers and sisters. Educated in the Catholic faith, Niall was a member of the scouts and always participated in the life of his parish with his family. During his youth he had the grace to travel to Taizé and during his courtship with Teresa participated in a Convívio Fraterno (a retreat organised by the Convívio Fraterno youth movement in Portugal).
Teresa, born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3 June 1972, the eldest of three sisters, was brought up and lived in Castelo Branco. From a very early age she participated with her family in the activities of her parish. In her youth she joined the Convívio Fraterno youth movement, participated in numerous meetings of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and made pilgrimages to Taizé, Lourdes and Mejugorje.
Niall and Teresa met in Germany in 1992 during their university studies while participating in the Erasmus student exchange project. From the beginning they were united by the catholic faith and by their great love of Our Lady, to Whom they consecrated themselves on the day of their wedding in Fátima on 27 July 1996.
Both of them have professional careers in Portugal, Niall at the University of Aveiro and Teresa as an English teacher in Anadia.
As two people open to life and to love, they were blessed with seven children, with one who died at the age of just one and a half. They are Francisco, Clara, Tomás (who died), David, Lúcia, António and Sara.