Your question: What does the Infant of Prague symbolize?

What does the child of Prague stand for?

The Child of Prague, or the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague as it likes to be called on formal occasions, has been a figure of veneration for the thick end of 500 years. For Irish people, it has been a particular object of devotion.

Why do people put out the Child of Prague?

A wedding gift of a statue of the Child of Prague is particularly auspicious. The practise of putting it out in the hedge, or burying it in the garden, as a solicitation for good weather is, even in this age of unbelief, widespread in areas as far apart as Cork, Dublin, Sligo and Leitrim.

What do I do with the baby of Prague statue?

What do I do with the Child of Prague statue?

  • he should be placed in the garden under a bush.
  • he should be placed in the garden facing the house.
  • he should be placed in the garden facing away from the house.
  • he should be buried in the garden up to his neck.
  • he should be buried upside down in the garden.

What is the legend of the Infant of Prague?

The Infant Jesus in Prague

The Infant Jesus of Prague was damaged, thrown away and forgotten. The statue was found in 1638 by father Cyril. However, the infant was damaged as it missed both arms. The legend says that the father Cyril heard the infant talking to him when he found him.

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How is Prague pronounced?

Czech Pra·ha [prah-hah].