Sunday, July 17, 2011

Infant of Prague

When I was a little girl at St. Augustine School the sisters had a statue on the Infant in the stairwell. The sight of that two foot tall glass encased statue always cheered me up on bad days and was my confidant on good days.


Old Bob said...

We had a statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague in my grade school back in the 1950s, and I seem to recall that someone changed His robes for the liturgical seasons. It was a privilege and an honor to be asked to bring flowers for Him, just as it was to be asked to bring lilacs for Mary in May.

cwbullets said...

I visited the infant at Our Lady of Victory in Prague a few years ago. The church displayed many of the robes it's worn. The church's website explains the changing of vestments for the seasons and has photos of some of its outfits.

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Gina said...

I have to admit always being odded out by the Infant of Prague. I feel foolish for admitting this, but it's true. After reading more about the life of St. Joseph I'm more disposed to this particular depiction of the Christ-child, but I dunno... your take on him is endearing. :) Old Bob's, too.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I saw it in Prague, as a child.