Infant Jesus of Prague chaplet created using –
6x8mm red glass crystal beads
silver medal of Infant of Prague
Card with prayer instructions.
The original statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague was created as a royal wedding gift from Spanish Princess to her Austrian royal cousin.
Later, the statue had been discarded in war and His hands destroyed. Found by a Carmelite, he fixed the hands and placed the statue in a place of honor in the Carmelite Church in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1637, as Fr. Cyril prayed before the Infant, he was filled with wonder, contemplating the loving God Who became a child for His people. Suddenly, the statue spoke to the stunned Carmelite:
Have mercy on Me and I will have mercy on you.
Give Me hands and I will give you peace.
The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you.
Many miracles have occurred through intercession to the Divine Infant.
The figure of the Child Jesus, the tender infant, brings home to us God’s closeness and his love. We come to understand how precious we are in his eyes, because it is through him that we in our turn have become children of God. Every human being is a child of God and therefore our brother or sister, to be welcomed and respected. May our society grasp this truth! Every human person would then be appreciated not for what he has, but for who he is, since in the face of every human being, without distinction of race or culture, God’s image shines forth.
Basilica Guide and Tour Book, Dr. Geraldine Rohling