Church of Our Lady Victourius – Infant Jesus of Prague

The Infant Jesus of Prague is located in the Church of Our Lady Victorious. The statue itself is dressed in a blue gown at the alter. Around the statue is a mixture of gold, silver and red, adding to the contrast and making the statue the focal point. The beauty of the design is breath-taking.

The history of the Infant Jesus of Prague dates back to the Baroque period when a cult of Infant Jesus’ spread through out Europe, originating in Spain. The art-work of the statue is unknown but believed that it comes from a convent. It has been said that this particular statue came to Prague as we wedding gift from Isabela Manrique de Lara a Mendoza to her daughter Maria Manrique de Lara when she married a Czech nobleman. It then was again gifted from Maria to her daughter Polyxena when she married Vilem of Lobkowice. After his death, Polyxena donated the statue to a monastery near the church where it is located now.

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