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Written by Charito Yeh

This noble lady in turn presented the Holy Infant to her daughter, Lady Polyxena of Lobkovice when she got married in 1587. When Polyxena's husband died in 1623, she resolved to spend the remainder of her days in works of piety and charity.

She was particularly generous to the Carmelite priests and brothers of Prague. In 1623, Lady Polyxena presented her beloved statue to the Descalced Carmelites at the church of our Lady Victorious with these prophetic words: "I hereby give you what I prize most highly in this world. As long as you venerate this image you will not be in want."

the globe held by the infantThis statue then became known as the Infant Jesus of Prague which stands nineteen inches high.

It is clothed in a royal mantle and has a beautiful jeweled crown on its head. Its right hand raised in blessing, its left holds a globe signifying sovereignty.


Click to see BIG City of Mala Strana (Brunosmi)

Mala Strana is situated at the foothills of Prague Castle which belongs to the most enchanting and interesting Prague districts and in its charming environment, the Church of our Lady Victorious stands with its facade facing Karmelitska Street. The city was founded in 1257 by King Premysl Otakar II as Prague's second town where Baroque architecture prevails.

It has an eminent place among the numerous churches of Mala Strana, not only for its architecturic structures and artistic decoration, but mainly because it is here that the famous statuette of the Graceful Infant Jesus of Prague is held and venerated. The church was built in the year 1611-1613.

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