The Infant of Prague
The Infant of Prague Shrine in Prague is the home of
the original Infant of Prague statue. The shrine was
the first church built in the Baroque style. It was
constructed for the German Lutherans in 1613. The church
was donated to the Carmelites in 1620 and named the
Church of Our Lady Victorious. The wax statue of the
Infant of Prague was given to Carmelites in 1628 by
the Princess Polyxena of Lobkovic and placed in the
Church of Our Lady Victorious.
The Infant Jesus of Prague is known for performing miracles
and cures. It is believed that the Infant of Prague
protected the city of Prague from the plague that was
devastating the country during the Thirty Years War.
Today the Infant of Prague Shrine exhibits the statue
and over eighty different robes that have been donated
to the statue over the centuries.
Infant of Prague Jewelry
Infant of Prague jewelry is one of the most popular
religious gifts given for religious ceremonies and sacraments.
The Infant of Prague medals are often given for First
Communions and Baptisms.
An Infant of Prague pendant is often given as a gift
along with a prayer card for Infant of Prague devotion:
The Infant of Prague Prayer
O Merciful Jesus,
I know of thy miraculous deeds for the sick
View of the innumerable graces and cures granted
Through the veneration of Thy Holy Infancy,
Particularly in the Statue of Prague.
I exclaim with the greatest assurance:
O most loving Infant Jesus, Thou canst cure me if Thou
Extend Thy holy hand and by Thy power, take away all
Novena Prayer to the
Miraculous Infant of Prague
"Dearest Jesus, Little Infant of Prague, how
tenderly You love us! Your greatest joy is to dwell
among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. Though
I am not worthy that You should help me, I feel drawn
to You by love because You are kind and merciful.
So many who turned to You with confidence
have received graces and had their petitions granted.
Behold me as I come before You to lay open my heart
to You with its prayers and hopes. I present to You
especially this request, which I enclose in Your loving
Heart: (Mention your request).
Rule over me, dear Infant Jesus,
and do with me and mine according to Your Holy Will,
for I know that in Your Divine Wisdom and Love You will
arrange everything for the best. Do not withdraw Your
hand from me, but protect and bless me forever.
I pray You, all-powerful and gracious
Infant Jesus, for the sake of Your Sacred Infancy, in
the Name of Your Blessed Mother Mary who cared for You
with such tenderness, and by the greatest reverence
with which St. Joseph carried You in his arms, help
me in my needs. Make me truly happy with You, dearest
Infant, in time and in eternity, and I shall thank You
forever with all my heart. Amen."
Prayer to the Infant
Jesus of Prague
"O Divine Child of Prague, and still the great
omnipotent God. I implore through Thy Most Holy Mother's
most powerful intercession and through the boundless
mercy of Thy omnipotence as God, for a favorable answer
to the intention I so earnestly ask for in this Prayer.
O Divine Child of Prague, hear my
prayer and grant my petition.
Say one Our Father and one Hail Mary."
Christians pray to the Infant of Prague for cures from
illness and to keep their families healthy. In Ireland,
it is a custom for brides to place an Infant of Prague
statue outside their home the night before their wedding,
asking the Infant Jesus for good weather for the wedding.
Infant of Prague
medals in sterling silver and 14k gold
Infant of Prague
pendant depicting an image of the Devine Infant