The Patron Saint of Money Problems
The Infant Jesus of Prague is technically not a saint. It is the veneration of the child Christ, but this statute has an interesting history. In the 1600s, Prague was in a country called Bohemia. In 1628, Princess Polyxena von Lobkowicz gave the statue of the infant Jesus to a local order of Carmelite nuns. By 1631, the country of Bohemia was invaded by the Swiss. The convent was pillaged and the statue was thrown into a trash heap. One day, six years later, a priest named Father Cyrillus was walking and he found the statue with its hands broken off in the trash heap. The statue started to speak. It said, “Have pity on me, and I will have pity on you. Give me my hands, and I will give you peace. The more you honor me, the more I will bless you.” This statue is associated with many powerful and good blessings. The Infant Jesus of Prague is also the patron of schools, vocations, students, foreign missions and good health.
Sample Prayer: “Precious Infant Jesus, have pity on me. Bless my home, finances and family. I pray in your most holy name.”
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