FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is there a devotion to the
Q. When is the feast day for the Infant Jesus?
A. According to Father Anastasio of the Shrine of the Infant Jesus
in Arenzano Italy, the official feast day is always the third week of May. Last
year, it was on May 27 2001.This year, it will be on May 26 2002.
What does the Original
Infant Look Like?
What does the Infant
Chaplet look like and how do you pray it?
Where can I get a chaplet of my own?
A. Any Catholic bookstore or merchandise shop would be a great place to
Can I download a large picture of the Infant Jesus from
A. Yes. Please visit
our photo gallery We've downloaded a bigger image for your enjoyment. Please note
however that the copyright is not owned by us. In every case, we have included
the name of the owner of the images or in some cases, where/how to contact them.
All other pictures in the gallery have been sent to us by people like you or
have been issued by local devotees.
Who does this website belong to and what is its purpose?
A.The website was initially developed for and generously donated to
promote the needs of the "Canadian Friends of the Infant Jesus Society." However
as of 2001, this website has been changed to serve only the Infant Jesus
devotion and has no other mandate. Please redirect any questions
regarding the "Society's" activities to Susan Hauck (604-278-6346).
What is your mission statement?
A. The purpose of this site is to establish a virtual place where people
can learn about their own private devotion
to the Infant Jesus of Prague. All prayers have been published for easy access
and printability. We encourage you to share them with friends and family.
Q. Which priest is presiding over the site?
A. Although no particular
priest is presiding over the site, the information and prayers were compiled by
Father John Horgan of Sts. Peter & Paul parish, Vancouver for the
production of the Vancouver-published infant jesus prayer books. For your
enjoyment, the information/prayers have been reproduced on this website. Our
main source & inspiration for this site is the official prayerbook issued by
Our Lady of Victory Church in Prague. We have ensured that all devotional
material is strictly supported by the Catholic church.
page being updated regularly?
A. No. The contents of this site will remain as is. Despite efforts, it
has been very difficult to find someone who is passionate about the devotion,
who would like to do this on a voluntary basis and who is comfortable with
online production. At present, there are no plans to have regular updates.
designed this website?
A. This site
was designed and developed through the extreme generosity of a local Web firm
who would like to remain anonymous. Although they do not share a specific
devotion to the Holy Infant or are affiliated with the members of the Canadian
Friends of Infant Jesus, they recognize the importance of the lessons this
devotion teaches and appreciate the spiritual value this website represents.
Although this site does
not represent the Canadian Friends Society, website hosting costs have been
generously funded by individual members of that group.
Q. Isn't it considered idoltry to worship the Infant Jesus statue?
A. It has often been misconstrued that Catholics "worship" statues. Catholics
don't "worship" statues, paintings or anything else that bears a resemblence to
either Jesus, Mother Mary, the Saints or anyone else. This statement which is
has been snipped from the
official Infant Jesus site in Prague clarifies the issue:
"It is not idolatry,
because every faithful knows God dwells into our hearts, and He is out of reach
of mankind, and no image could capture him or his divine power."