Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Child Jesus

Here are the recent words of Our Holy Father Pope Benedict, spoken at the shrine of the Infant of Prague:
The image of the Child Jesus calls to mind the mystery of the Incarnation, of the all-powerful God who became man and who lived for thirty years in the lowly family of Nazareth, entrusted by Providence to the watchful care of Mary and Joseph. My thoughts turn to your own families and to all the families in the world, in their joys and difficulties. Our reflections should lead us to prayer, as we call upon the Child Jesus for the gift of unity and harmony for all families. We think especially of young families who have to work so hard to offer their children security and a decent future. We pray for families in difficulty, struggling with illness and suffering, for those in crisis, divided or torn apart by strife or infidelity. We entrust them all to the Holy Infant of Prague, knowing how important their stability and harmony is for the true progress of society and for the future of humanity.

2 comments:

Brother said...

I found a statue of the infant of Prague in one of our old chapels which we closed because we don't us it anymore. It was missing an arm and I decided to have it repaired. I even found some one who makes garments for it, and have all the colors of the liturgical season. I am grateful I developed this devotion to the Child Jesus which has been kinda of forgotten.

Julygirl said...

I found this comment from Pope Benedict to show his gentleness in keeping with your other post regarding St. Vincent de Paul, as well as showing his concern for families whose strength is the basis of the future security of our society.

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