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Bambino di Praga

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Hidden : 07/27/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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EN: A tubular micro-cache is located close to Chram Panny Marie Vitezne (The Church of Virgin Maria of the Victory) - the home of the world-known Prague Infant Jesus. Only humble men who know when to drop their eyes can find it.

CZ: Micro-cache je umistena u Chramu Panny Marie Vitezne, ktery je domovem svetove prosluleho Prazskeho Jezulatka. Najit ji muze jen pokorny hledajici, ktery vi, kdy sklopit oci.



EN: The main reason why tourists come to the Chram Panny Marie Vitezne (Church of the Lady Maria of the Victory) is the statue of the Christ child which has been ascribed some miraculous features. The origin of the statuette is still mysterious. According to one of legends a Spanish monk made it of wood and wax sometime on the turn of 11th and 12th century when constant fights raged between Christian sovereigns and Moors on the Pyrenean peninsula. It took him his entire life to finish it. A soon as he made the final touch he took a rest and never woke up to this world.

The Infant Jesus was brought to Bohemia by Maria Maxmiliana Manriquez de Lara - the Spanish bride of a Czech nobleman Vratislav z Pernstejna in the 16th century. The Nino Jesus should have protected their new family. Maria's daughter, Duchess Polyxena of Lobkovicz, then donated the statuette to the church.

The presence of the Infant Jesus is believed to protect the cloister against medieval epidemies. The worshippers then started to honor and even pray to it. The Infant Jesus is said to have show many miracles - spontaneous healing for example. During the past centuries many monks and missionaries started movements to praise the statue. Bambino di Praga is well-known not only in Southern Europe, but also in Latin America, India, Central Africa, as well as in some Asian countries like China, Vietnam, or Filipines.

The statue has been set on one of the side altars and is sufficiently protected by glass. It is easy to find. If someone is praying on their knees, you will find they are not praying to the main altar but the one on the side.

If you enter the church, on the walls you will find an unbelievable number of marble plaques giving thanks for miracles, healing, and heeding prayers. People are always coming and going there.

A collection of dresses that were given to the Holy Infant as an expression of gratefulness, is situated in a room in the upper floor, the entrance is on the left from the altar. The smal museum inside the church contains a great amount of historical clothing, which have been sent by various famous world leaders from different countries, aristocrats and politicians. Many of these clothes have been decorated with gold and precious stones.


Opening hours
  The church The museum Church services
Monday-Saturday  8.30-19.00   10.00-17.30  9:00 in Czech
17.00 in Spanish (Sat only)
18.00 in Czech
Sunday   13.00-18.00 10.00 in Czech
12.00 in English
17.00 in French
18.00in Italian
19.00 in Czech
The church is closed in the times of masses.
Cache is available 24/7.

More at the official web site: http://www.karmel.at/prag-jesu/english/firsten.htm
Another multi-language site: http://webcatolicodejavier.org/JesusDePraga.html


CZ: V Chramu Panny Marie Vitezne prebyva or roku 1628 proslula soska Prazskeho Jezulatka, v katolickych zemich znameho napr. jako Bambino Gesu di Praga, El Nino Jesus, O Menino Jesus ci Das Prager Jesulein.

Podle legendy ji na prelomu 11. a 12. stoleti ze dreva a z vosku stvoril jeden ze ctyr spanelskych mnichu, kteri v dobach boju mezi krestany a Maury prezili vydrancovani klastera u Sevilly. Soska jezulatka se stala jeho celozivotnim dilem inspirovanym zjevenim maleho Jezise. Povest pravi, ze jakmile sve dilo dokoncil, usnul a do naseho sveta se jiz neprobudil.

Sosku v 16. stoleti ze Spanelska privezla do Cech nevesta Vratislava z Pernstejna - Maria Maxmiliana Manriquez de Lara jako ochranu rodinneho krbu. Podle tradice ji zdedila jeji dcera Polyxena z Lobkovicz. Protoze Polyxena uz nemela zenskeho potomka, venovala sosku radu karmelitanu.

Jezulatko melo udajne zazracnou moc, nebot uchranilo klaster pred morem a valecnym drancovanim. Za tricetilete valky se soska ztratila a nasel ji az Otec Cyril od Matky Bozi za oltarem s urazenyma rukama. Tehdy pry od maleho Jeziska slysel prosbu:

Smilujte se nade mnou a ja se smiluji nad vami,
dejte mi moje ruce a já vám dám svuj pokoj,
jak mne budete ctit, tak ja vam budu zehnat!

A tak se mu Otec Cyril postaral o nove ruce. Od te doby zacal maly jezisek zehnat klasteru, mistnim lidem i cele Praze. Roku 1651 byla soska nesena v procesi po Praze, a proto dostala pridomek Milostne Prazske Jezulatko. V roce 1655 byl prazsky Jezisek pri slavnostni msi svate o Velikonocich korunovan.

Verici po celem svete se po staleti obraci k Jezulatku s prosbami o pomoc. Nejsilnejsi kult detskeho Jezise z Prahy se dosud zachoval ve Spanelsku, v Italii, v zemich Latinske Ameriky a na Filipinach. Prazske jezulatko vsak znaji verici v dalsich desitkach zemi vcetne Ciny, Vietnamu, ci Stredoafricke republiky.

Zvlastni kapitolou jsou Jezulatkovy saty darovane vdecnymi vericimi a dale cirkevnimi hodnostari, aristokraty a politiky z celeho sveta. Spousta z celkem 85 odevu je dekorovana zlatem a drahymi kameny. Soska se pravidelne prevleka podle liturgickych obdobi. V malem muzeu uvnitr kostela najdete napr. dreveny relief sosky Prazskeho Jezulatka, nekolikero z desitek oblecku, nebo rokokovou korunu ze 17. stoleti

Oteviraci doba
  Kostel Muzeum Bohosluzby
Pondeli-sobota  8.30-19.00   10.00-17.30  9:00 cesky
17.00 spanelsky (pouze v So)
18.00 cesky
Nedele   13.00-18.00 10.00 cesky
12.00 anglicky
17.00 francouzsky
18.00 italsky
19.00 cesky
Prohlidka pouze mimo casy bohosluzeb.
Cache je pristupna 24/7.

Dalsi informace na: http://www.pragjesu.info/cs/


Hint:
[EN] Stairs on the right, window, hanging. Back-pack trick recommended. Please don't try to carry the cache stopper away too!.
[CZ] Prave schody, okno, visi. Pri hledani doporucuji trik s batohem. Prosim, nesnazte se utrhnout vicko! Diky!



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