Delavan, WI (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague is devotion to the Child Jesus. It is the worship of the Son of God, who as a child chose a stable for a palace, a manger for a crib and his faithful shepherds.
The image of the Child Jesus known as the Infant Jesus of Prague was actually of Spanish origin. In the 17th century, this beautiful statue was brought by a Spanish princess to Bohemia and presented to a Carmelite convent.
For many years, this statue has been enshrined in a side altar in the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. It wax and is approximately nineteen inches high. He dressed in purple and has a beautiful jeweled crown on her head.
His right hand is raised in blessing, his left holding a globe which means sovereignty.
On September 26, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI visited Prague to pay homage to the original statue of the Infant of Prague which is located in the church of Our Lady of Victory which is located in one of the oldest parts of Prague. Pope Benedict stated in his opening remarks, “I greet all of you warmly and I want you to know what joy it gives me to visit this Church, dedicated to Our Lady of Victory, where the faithful venerate the statue of the Infant Jesus, known throughout the world as the “Holy Infant of Prague”.
Due to many requests, the original website and online devotional organization InfantOfPraguePrayForUs translated and launched the new site for the benefit of the Spanish speaking faithful around the world. Prayer requests are accepted as well as requests for devotional materials in Spanish.
In addition, numerous traditional catholic prayers have been translated and religious medallions of the Infant of Prague are also available free of charge to those who request one.
Future plans for the online devotional organization include translations into French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Russian and Chinese. InfantOfPraguePrayForUs.org is actively searching for volunteer translators to assist with the translation efforts. Volunteer inquiries can be submitted directly on the website.