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Infant Jesus of Prague, Czechia

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Karmelitská 9
118 00 Praha 1

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The Infant Jesus of Prague or Child Jesus of Prague (Czech: Pražské Jezulátko; Spanish: Niño Jesús de Praga) is a 16th-century Roman Catholic wax-coated wooden statue of child Jesus holding a globus cruciger, located in the Discalced Carmelite Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic. Pious legends claim that the statue once belonged to Saint Teresa of Ávila. In 1628 was donated to the Carmelite friars by Princess Polyxena of Lobkowicz.
The image is routinely clothed by the Carmelite nuns in luxurious fabrics with imperial regalia and a golden crown while his left hand holds a globus cruciger and the right hand raised in a benedicting posture. It is venerated during the Christmas season and the first Sunday of May commemorating its coronation and public procession.Pope Leo XIII approved the devotion to the image in 1896 and instituted a sodality in its favour. On 30 March 1913, Pope Pius X further organised the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus of Prague, while Pope Pius XI granted its first canonical coronation on 27 September 1924. Pope Benedict XVI crowned the image for the second time during his Apostolic visit to the Czech Republic on 26 September 2009.


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Infant Jesus of Prague

Address: Karmelitská 9, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia