is there a Devotion?
to the Holy Child of Prague
to the Child Jesus recitated every evening in the Sanctuary of Arenzano
by Father F. Cyril OCD
revelated by our Lady (to the venerable Father F. Cyril OCD)
to the Child Jesus
Prayer to the Child Jesus
To Be Said by a Sick Person
To Be Said FOR a Sick Person
Prayer (not an official devotional prayer)
WHY IS THERE A DEVOTION?
Part 2 - A
has placed in men's hearts an instinctive response to the helplessness
of childhood. It is His will that this response, as all others,
be made to His Son, who "being rich, became poor for your sake.
in order that by His poverty you might become rich" (2 Cor. 8, 9).
God ordained that Jesus should know all life's stages: infancy,
childhood, youth, that He should be like us in everything, except
Lord knew the frailty of babyhood. He had to be nursed and carried
about in Mary's arms, to watch with wondering eyes the world unfading
to His growing intelligence. There is no stage of growth that Jesus
has not sanctified for us by living it Himself. And childhood seems
to hold a special place in His heart.
as a grown man, it was a child whom He took in His arms to hold
up as a model for His disciples. "Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
they had asked Him. Christ's answer was: "I
tell you, unless you change and become like children, you
will never get into the kingdom of heaven at all! Anyone, therefore,
who is as unassuming as this child is the greatest in the kingdom
of heaven" (Mt. 18,1-5). This teaching should not be misunderstood.
Jesus is not commending childishness, timidity, lack of spiritual
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