Dominican Shrine of the Infant of Prague in New Haven

Shrine of the Infant of Prague, 5 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, Connecticut, Združene države Amerike

Website of the Sanctuary

+1 203 562 9326

Every day: from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm

History of the Infant of Prague

The origin of the miraculous statue of the Infant Jesus 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.

Dominican Shrine of the Infant of Prague in New Haven

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.”

The original statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the church of Our Lady Victorious in Mala Strana receives visitors from all over the world every day. Its value is not derived from its exceptional artistic merit but from its spiritual beauty and impact.

Initially, veneration was spread by the Carmelite order. A copy of the gracious statue has traveled to almost every monastery.

Dominican Shrine of the Infant of Prague in New Haven

From the middle 18th century the veneration of the Prague Infant Jesus spread to all the countries of the former Austrian empire. The second wave of veneration occurred at the turn of the 19th and 20th century when veneration miraculously spread all over the world.

At the Dominican Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague, they continue to honor Him. They bring before Him for blessing all who are in need.

They celebrate Mass every day at noon for the intentions of those who write them.

At the Shrine they also remember those who have no one to help them and who share in His infancy – the unborn victims of abortion, the battered and unloved, the orphaned and the undernourished children of the world.

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Let us remain close in the same prayer! May the Lord bless you abundantly!

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