The origin of the miraculous statue of the Infant of Prague is
shrouded in legend. It is known, however, that it was brought
from Spain to Prague in the 16th century and enshrined there
in Our Lady of Victory Church in 1628. Following a destructive
invasion of the city and the church by the Turks, Father Cyril,
one of the shrine’s friars, was spoken to by the infant Jesus
who encouraged him to repair the broken hands of this statue,
promising "The more you honor me, the more I will bless you."

This statue was a gift from the Irish Travelers who frequented
St. Patrick Church.  See more about the Irish Travelers in the
Parish History.
Infant of Prague Novena
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