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Child of Prague healing oil

Child of Prague Healing Oil

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Child of Prague healing oil

The Child of Prague healing oil is dedicated to the devotion to the statue that is in Prague.

The Infant Jesus of Prague or Child of Prague  is a 16th-century Roman Catholic wax-coated wooden statue of child Jesus.  He is holding a globus cruciger and located in the Discalced Carmelite Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. Pious legends state that the statue once belonged to Saint Teresa of Avila.

The statue of Infant Jesus is ornate, studded with diamonds and crowned with gold.  In his  left hand he is holding a golden orb symbolizing kingship.  His right hand is raised with the palm in a blessing posture.  The statue’s clothes are routinely changed by the Carmelite sisters of the church.  It is especially venerated during the Christmas season. Also, it is venerated on the first Sunday of May every year on a day of feast of coronation and public procession.

Church approval

Pope Leo XIII approved the devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague statue in 1896, and instituted a sodality in its favour.  On 30 March 1913, Pope Saint Pius X further organised the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus of Prague. 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.

Over its history, copies of the Infant of Prague statue have attracted Catholic devotional worship in numerous countries. Outside of the Czech Republic, the statue is popular world wide.

Tradition of oils

The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person is invited to apply oil on the part of their body they want healed.  As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power.  It is God who has the power to heal.  Applying the oil while praying are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. Moreover, by doing so we place our trust in God.

 The Irish Blessings oils are dedicated to the Holy Spirit, Our Lady and the saints. The oils come through prayer.  They are placed on their designated altars for a period of prayer before being sent out. Also, all the oils have their own individual essential oil fragrance. The oils are of therapeutic grade.
The bottles of oils going out are accompanied with a prayer card. In addition, they are personalised for the saint to whom the oil is dedicated to.
Luke 10; 33-34. The Good Samaritan
“But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them”.

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