The Holy Infant of Filzmoos


The Miraculous Image of Filzmoos1 – The Infant („Kindl“) of Filzmoos


Prayer to the Divine Child Jesus

Most lovable Lord Jesus, who didst become a little Child for us and willed to be born in a stable to deliver us from the darkness of sin, to draw us to Thee and to inflame us with Thy holy love, we adore Thee as our Creator and Redeemer, we bow before Thee and desire Thee to be our King and sovereign Lord, and we offer Thee, as a tribute, all the affections of our poor hearts.
Dear Jesus, our Lord and our God, vouchsafe to accept this offering, and that it may be less unworthy of Thee, pardon our sins, enlighten and inflame us with that holy fire which Thou didst bring upon earth to kindle in our hearts.
May our souls thus become an altar on which to offer to Thee the sacrifice of our mortifications and may we ever seek Thy greater glory here below so that one day we may come to enjoy Thy infinite beauty in Heaven. Amen.

(This prayer is originally directed to the Santo Bambino d’Aracśli, the holy Infant venerated in the church of Sta. Maria in Aracśli in Rome.)

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1Filzmoos - village near the Styrian border of Salzburg, Austria