Introduction 

Each Carmelite community has a chosen patron and we chose to be under the patronage of the Infant Jesus. We are especially devoted to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in his infancy, who, though a God, humbled himself to be a small baby to show us his fathomless love for humankind. His many virtues like humility, simplicity, and obedience, are for us to make reflections and to imitate.

The devotion to the Infant Jesus is worldwide and over the centuries it has attracted a great many who appeal to him in every need. This devotion was originated in Spain. In the 17th century, a Spanish princess, seeing the Carmelites in Prague, Czech Republic, in total destitution, gave a statue of Infant Jesus to them, saying, “I hereby give you what I prize most highly in this world. As long as you venerate this image, you will not lack anything.” Her prophesy was fulfilled. So many graces were received that it was called “The Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague.”

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Graces Received from the Infant Jesus

I prostrate myself before Your holy image, O most gracious Infant Jesus,
to offer You my most fervent thanks for the blessings You have bestowed on me.
I shall incessantly praise Your ineffable mercy and confess that
You alone are my God, my helper and my protector.
Henceforth my entire confidence shall be placed in You!
Everywhere I will proclaim aloud Your mercy and generosity,
so that Your great love and the great deeds which You perform
through this miraculous image may be acknowledged by all.
May devotion to Your holy infancy increase more and more in the hearts of all Christians,
and may all who experience Your assistance persevere with me
in showing unceasing gratitude to Your most holy infancy,
to which be praise and glory forever.  

Amen.

Novena Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

Each month, from 17th to 25th, with gratitude, we remember all our priests, benefactors, friends, volunteers and relatives, living and deceased, in our Masses and prayers. We also include the intentions of all those who asked for our prayers during that month.

You may pray along with us during the Novena or whenever you have special needs.
          
O Jesus, Who has said, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you,” through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.
(Mention your request.)

O Jesus, Who has said, “All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you,” through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted.
(Mention your request.)

O Jesus, Who has said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass away,” through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident my prayer will be granted.
(Mention your request.)