9 Historical Facts about the Infant Jesus of Prague, Scholidays.com – There are many things in this world that happen beyond human logic. For those who believe it, even the science can not prove it, but it’s real.
What if a statue in your room can talk to you? It’s sounds scary, but this is not a movie.
The story of the infant Jesus of Prague reveals this mistery. Once, this statue spoke to apriest while he was praying through the infant Jesus.
Far beyond the spoken statue, there are 9 Historical Facts about the Infant Jesus of Prague. Here are they;
1. The Origine
The original statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague was created as a royal wedding gift from a Spanish Princess to her Austrian royal cousin. The statue of the Infant is a slender and beautifully-modeled figure and is carved of wood thinly coated with wax, standing nineteen inches tall, with the left foot barely visable under a long white tunic.
2. The left hand encircles a miniature globe
The left hand encircles a miniature globe, surmounted by a cross, signifying the world-wide kingship of the Christ Child.
3. First two fingers of the right hand being upraised
The right hand is extended in blessing with the first two fingers being upraised to symbolize the two natures of Christ, Human and Divine.
4. The folded thumb and last two fingers touch each other
The folded thumb and last two fingers touch each other representing the unity of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit in the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.
5. The Face
The face has a strange power of evoking sentiments of deep gratitude of the mystery of God-made-Man. For all His majestic posture and regal attire, the little King of Prague is more striking for His outward expression of human littleness than by the impression of hidden greatness.
6. The Wardrobe
The wardrobe of the Infant is similar to the priest’s alb: one is of white linen, the other is of lace. Covering these is a dalmatic made of silk or velvet over which is worn a cape. It represents the Infant Jesus dressed in royal robes, wearing a crown. He is King of the Universe.
7. Founded by a Carmelite Sister
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.
8. Spoken Statue
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.
9. Many miracles
Many miracles have occurred through intercession to the Divine Infant. During one invasion, all the children of the city were taken to the Church for protection—praying to the Infant, they were all saved. For almost four centuries, this promise of protection and blessing has inspired devotion and love of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
That’s all about 9 Historical Facts of the Imfant Jesus of Prague. May this article helps you on your spiritual journey. In addition, here is the novena of the Infant Jesus of Prague;
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