Oil dedicated to Child of Prague on prayer cloth
The oil is dedicated to the Child of Prague, 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.
In 1637, as Fr. Cyril prayed before the Infant he filled with wonder. Contemplating the loving God Who became a child for his people. Many miracles have occurred through intercession to the Divine Infant. During one invasion all the children of the city aken to the Church for protection praying to the Infant. For almost four centuries this promise of protection and blessing has inspired devotion and love of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
Devotion to the Miraculous Infant Jesus celebrates the “Child of God” the great mystery of the Incarnation. The child in all of us believes in the humanity and divinity of Christ and rejoices in God’s caring and protective love for us. The Infant reminds us that God is holding us in the palm of His hand.
Her gift placed in the Carmelite oratory. The words of the princess proved prophetic, for as long as the Carmelites kept up their devotion to the Divine Infant of Prague, everything prospered with them.
The Carmelites were later forced to flee from the city, and in the confusion of the war. They were unable to take with them their miraculous statue. The invaders seized it and threw it into a pile of rubbish.