Holy Infant of Prague-Hard enamel lapel pin.
26mm X 15mm
Gold, Red, Cream, White and blue
According to Legend, the miraculous Infant of Prague statue was carved by a monk in Spain after seeing visions of the child Jesus. Another legend says that St Theresa of Avila owned the statue and had a great devotion to it. It is an established fact that it was brought to Prague by the Spanish princess Polyxenia of Lobkowitz who had received the statue as a wedding gift from her mother. The princess eventually gave her precious possession to the Carmelite nuns and said “I give you what I prize most highly in the world; honour and respect the Child Jesus and you shall never be in want.” This proved to be true for them.
In the year 1631 Saxons invaded Prague, the Carmelites forced to flee the city left the statue behind and the Statue was damaged and thrown into a pile of junk. In 1637 when peace returned the Carmelites returned and with then, a Father Cyril of the Mother of God. Previously he had had a devotion to the Little King and remembered its power in helping him spiritually. Sadly he found the statue with its arms broken, amongst old junk. He heard the words “HAVE MERCY ON ME AND I WILL HAVE MERCY ON YOU. GIVE ME HANDS AND I WILL GIVE YOU PEACE.” Father Cyril arranged for the statue to be repaired.
Many blessings came to the city of Prague, the local people and the monastery. He has been credited to miraculously healing people and saving Prague from being attacked by Sweden. Many people including saints like Saint Therese the little flower, have had a special devotion to the Infant of Prague.
The original statue is still preserved and can be venerated in the church of St. Mary of Victory in Prague.
Prayer of Venerable Father Cyril of the Mother of God,
Discalced Carmelite, the first promoter of the
devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague (1590 – 1675)
O Infant Jesus, I run to You,
Begging You through Your Holy Mother
To save me in this need (name it here),
For I truly and firmly believe
That Your Divinity can defend me.
Full of trust I hope in You
To obtain Your holy grace.
I love You with all my heart,
I am painfully sorry for my sins
And on my knees I beg You,
O Little Jesus, to free me from them.
My resolution is to improve
And never more to offend You.
Therefore, I offer myself to You,
Ready to suffer everything for You
And to serve You faithfully.
I will love my neighbour as myself
From my heart for the love of You.
O Little Jesus, I adore You,
O Mighty Child, I implore You,
Save me in this need (you can mention it here),
That I may enjoy You eternally,
With Mary and Joseph see You
And with all the angels adore You.