The statue has had a dedicated robe for each part of the ecclesiastical calendar. The statue is venerated, with the faithful believing that Jesus has powers to give favours to those who pray to the Infant of Prague . Copies of the statue are also venerated by Spanish speaking Catholic faithful around the world.
Where did the Child of Prague come from? A famous Spanish noblewoman named María Manriquez received the statue of the infant Jesus from her mother when she married Czech nobleman Vratislav of Pernstyn in 1556. The statue is now on display in a church in Prague , where it’s said to have performed miracles.
‘Tradition’ He said few Irish Catholic weddings are complete “without at least a nod” to the statue of the Child of Prague . “For as long as anyone can remember, it has been considered a tradition to place the statue in the garden in the hope of gaining some divine assistance for good weather on the big day,” he said.
The Christ Child , also known as Divine Infant , Baby Jesus , Infant Jesus , Child Jesus , the Holy Child , and Santo Niño, refers to Jesus Christ from his nativity to age 12.
The Czech name Praha is derived from an old Slavic word, práh, which means “ford” or “rapid”, referring to the city’s origin at a crossing point of the Vltava river. The English spelling of the city’s name is borrowed from French.
Prague , Czech Praha , city , capital of the Czech Republic. Lying at the heart of Europe, it is one of the continent’s finest cities and the major Czech economic and cultural centre.
It all began when an image of the Holy Child, called the Santo Niño , was given as a baptismal gift to the local chief’s wife by Spanish explorers led by Portguese-born Ferdinand Magellan. When Magellan arrived in Cebu, he was received positively by the local chief, Rajah Humabon.