We are here since 1955 on behalf of the request made by the Franciscan friars. Esna is located in upper Egypt and is an agricultural city on the edge of the Nile about 50 kilometers from Luxor. The majority of the population is Muslum, and nonetheless we take care of everyone all in the same way, with the Christian spirit. We are especially involved with the youth, offering permanent housing to the poor children, and giving instruction and education through our pre-school and nursery. We also offer medical aid in the dispensary and parish catechesis for the few Catholics that live in town or in nearby villages.