Facts about Infant of Prague Novena
Feastday: January 14th
Novena Starts: January 5th
Patron saint of getting out of debt, finances, blessings
Infant of Prague Novena Prayers
(The Novena consists of the following prayers, to be said on nine separate occasions during the course of one day or over the course of nine days.)
O Jesus, who has said ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you, through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek and I ask that my prayer may be granted.
(Share your request… )
O Jesus, who has said all that you ask of the Father in My Name, He will grant you, through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Thy Name, that my prayer be granted.
(Repeat your request… )
O Jesus, who has said, “Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass”, through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I place my confidence in You that my prayer will be granted.
(Repeat your request… )
Divine Infant Jesus, I know You love me and would never leave me. I thank You for Your close Presence in my life.
Miraculous Infant, I believe in Your promise of peace, blessings, and freedom from want. I place every need and care in Your hands.
Lord Jesus, may I always trust in Your generous mercy and love. I want to honor and praise You, now and forever. Amen.
Infant of Prague, have mercy on us
What Is the Significance of the Infant of Prague?
The Infant of Prague is a lovely statue of the child Jesus holding a globe with a cross on top, representing Christ’s dominion over the whole world. It is a powerful devotion in the Catholic Church.
This wax-coated statue is located in the Discalced Carmelite Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic.
Catholics believe that the statue once belonged to Saint Teresa of Ávila. In 1628 it was donated to the Carmelites by Princess Polyxena of Lobkowicz.
Pope Leo XIII and Pope Pius X approved the devotion, making it both a sodality and then the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
Pope Pius XI crowned it on September 27th, 1924, and then Pope Benedict XVI did the same thing during his Apostolic visit to the Czech Republic on September 26th, 2009.
Those devoted to the Infant of Prague follow the traditional promise that is given: “The more you will honour me, the more I will bless you.”
The child Jesus’ right hand is giving a blessing with his first two fingers representing the two natures of Christ and his folded thumb and last two fingers touching to represent the unity of the Holy Trinity. This is a similar symbolism as is found in many Eastern Christian icons.