Infant Jesus of Prague

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Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church

Infant Jesus of Prague

The Infant Jesus of Prague is an actual statute, of great antiquity, preserved in the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. This devotion is dear to the hearts of many Catholics, who hold a tender place in their hearts for the image of Christ as a little child.  We know that the baby in Bethlehem was the fully incarnate Word of God, the second Person of the Trinity.  There is something about the image of the Christ Child that it holds a special place of love and devotion in our hearts.

One of the traditions of the Infant Jesus of Prague devotion is to change the vestments of the statue as the liturgical year unfolds.  Thus, at Easter and Christmas, the Infant Jesus wears white.  During Ordinary Time, he is dressed in green, while during Advent and Lent he wears purple.

At Epiphany, there is a statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague in a glass case in the gathering space.  Women in the parish change the vestments with the changing of the liturgical year.

About the Infant Jesus, it is said that “humanity will be ruled by either His Love or by the iron hand of a tyrant." At Epiphany we chose the Love of the Infant Jesus, Crucified for all, and Risen victorious over the grave, over all the tyrants of the planet.