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Why, Why, Why – Infant Bonds Of Joy – Infant Bonds Of Joy

Please forward this error screen to 50. These two prayers to the Infant Jesus of Prague printed below bring to mind a much beloved 19 inch high wax statue of our Lord by that name with an unusual history. Although the original one is in Prague, it has become why, Why, Why – Infant Bonds Of Joy – Infant Bonds Of Joy an endearing symbol of Jesus’ love and mercy that there are many copies of it available, like the one pictured above, in Catholic stores or on the Internet.

If it can be said that a picture is worth a thousand words, this particular image above has been worth a thousand prayers. This statue has been the source of many blessings and miracles over the centuries and it has even been venerated by Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI who added a special crown to its head when he visited the Our Lady of Victory Church in Prague, in the Czech Republic in September 2009! Jesus since it was first used for devotions in 1628. Prague where the original statue still stands and let Jesus help you with your intentions! Dearest Jesus, tenderly loving us, Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. Though I am not worthy that You should behold me with love, I feel myself drawn to You, O dear Infant Jesus, because You gladly pardon me and exercise Your almighty power over me. So many who turned with confidence to You have received graces and had their petitions granted.

Legend has it that the statue was created by a monk who based it on an apparition he once saw of the Infant Jesus, and that St. Theresa of Avila owned it at one point. According to one account, it was given to María Manrique de Lara y Mendoza, a Spanish noblewoman in 1555 who in turn gave it to her daughter Princess Polyexa von Lobkowicz as a wedding gift in 1603. The Princess gave it to the Discalced Carmelites in Prague in 1628 as a loving offering to help the destitute order. She is said to have told the religious that she was giving them her most prized possession and, furthermore, that as long as they venerated the image, they would never be in want.

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