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Infant Jesus

 

The cult of the Childhood Jesus is linked to the Baroque period.  In it the Child Jesus plays the main part.  Its history starts in Spain.  It is believed that it comes from a convent between Cordoba and Seville and is a copy of a venerated wooden sculpture.  There, Dona Isabela Manrique de Lara a Mendoza obtained  it.  The sculpture then travelled as a wedding gift to her daughter Maria Manrique de Lara.  She married a prominent Czech nobleman, Vojtech of Pernstejn.  Again it was gifted to her daughter Polyxena who married Vilem of Rozumberk.  She took the sculpture with her to her second marriage with Zdenek Vojtech of Lobkowicz.  After his death, she donated the statue of the Child Jesus to the monastery of the Teresian Carmelites near the church of Virgin Mary Victorious in Prague Mala Strana.  There it was placed first in the chapel, where it was venerated mainly by the novices.

In the year 1631 the Saxons invaded Prague and the plundering did not bypass the monastery.  The sculpture of the Child Jesus was thrown out with the waste behind the High Altar.  Here Father Cyril a Matre Dei found it when he returned to the abandoned church in Mala Strana.  The sculpture was damaged.  After many unsuccessful attempts, Father Cyril was happy to get some money from a Prague citizen for repairing the broken arms.  The Infant Jesus thus became again the object of worship and a number of miracles were linked to the statue.  It is also said it protected Prague from the Swedes.

 

Family IDs Head of the Family
20-0003 Albert D'Silva
20-0004 Elizabeth Arumugam
20-0008 Basil D'Souoza
20-0012 Anthony Rodrigues
20-0016 Stanley D'Souza
20-0017 Christin D'Souza
20-0019 Celistine D'Souza
20-0028 Mary Cordeiro 
20-0029 Maxie Mendonca
20-0031 Ruby Michael
20-0032 Rosaline Mendes
20-0033 Richard D'Souza
20-0039 William Rebello
20-0042 Edward H.Brito
20-0045 Ronald D'Silva
20-0046 Louis Fernandes
20-0047 Victor Serrao
20-0050 Winsor Rowe
20-0053 Bernad Dsa
20-0054 Walter Castelino
20-0061 Zeta Mascarenhas
20-0065 Gianfranco Forti
20-0066 Anthony D'Souza
20-0069 Leo D'Silva
20-0097 Anas Rodrigues
20-0166 Manuel D'Souza
20-0190 Piyado Pinto
20-0244 Nelson Fernandes
20-0300 Janet D'Souza
20-0312 Madhuri
20-0326 Philip D'Souza
20-0336 Claudette D'Souza
20-0338 Nazareno Goes
20-0346 Gilbert Rao
20-0360 George Saures
20-0361 Nalin Tithalia
20-0362 Tisq Fernandes
20-0363 Jacinta D'Souza
20-0387 Regan Simon
20-0392 Robert D'Mello
20-0397 Remegious Mendonca
20-0399 Liza Colaco
20-0444 Lawrence Fernandes
20-0489 Kirti Almeida
20-0491 Alfred Castelino
20-0499 Harry Couthino
20-0520 Marionette Torres
20-0529 Cynthia Sequeria
20-0530 Philomena Fernandes
20-0539 Rober D'Souza
20-0564 Henry Moras
20-0598 Chris Roy
20-0624 Celine Gonsalves
20-0627 Daniel Rodrigues
20-0633 Nelson S Lobo
20-0640 Stanley Machado
20-0641 Christine Mendonca
20-0647 Lawrence D'Souza
20-0652 Wilfred Lobo
20-0660 Mary D Miranda
20-0665 Michel Pillai
20-0674 Mark Machado
20-0699 Nelson Serrao
20-0707 Victor Rodrigues
20-0715 Ivan D'Souza
20-0732 Stella Moses
20-0736 Ignatius Fernandes
20-0737 Anthony V  Dass
20-0738 Jerome D'Souza
20-0739 Vincent Fernands
20-0740 Peter Fernandes
20-0741 Lancy Serrao
20-0751 Benjamin Fernandes
20-0752 Francis Mathais
20-0773 Prakash D'Souza
20-0782 Wiliam D'Soza
20-0785 Lawrence D'Souza
20-0788 Jogquina Fernandes
20-0789 Rony D'Souza
20-0798 Sebastian Lores
20-0799 Rony D'Souza
20-0800 Clement Fernandes
20-0803 John D'Silva
20-0806 Earnest Fernandes
20-0808 Amalnathan Joseph
20-0812 Stany Pinto
20-0815 Jackie Mascarenhas
20-0821 Daryll Pais
20-0833 Pholomeen D'Silva
20-0840 Apoline Mascarenhas
20-0844 Satish Kanchan
20-0851 Olinda D'Souza
20-0852 Herald
20-0853 Albert Gomes
20-0857 Silvester Martis
20-0858 Vincent Vaz
20-0868 Diago Fernandes
20-0869 Domnic Pinto 
20-0917 Manuel Deniz
20-0922 Jossy Gonsalves
20-0923 Prakash Mortis
20-0931 Herman Fernandes
20-0937 Leslie Soeres
20-0938 Charles Vaz
20-0942 Theodoltnda Colaco
20-0947 Teresa D'Souza
20-0953 Annie David
20-0960 Mary Lewis
20-0968 Alwin Rebello
20-0984 Victor Rodrigues
20-1003 Ashish Rodrigues
20-1011 Daryll Pinto
20-1036 Rocky Alphonso
20-1038 Lovella D'Souza
20-1039 Dominic Rodrigues
20-1044 Flory Gonsalves
20-1048 Lancy Pais
20-1049 Romeo Fernandes
20-1055 Lethi D'Silva
20-1056 Hybert D'Souza
20-1058 Albert Nazareth
20-1062 Magdalina D'Souza
20-1072 Theobold D'Souza
20-1076 Martin Walter Lobo
20-1094 Jeffery Alfonso
20-1096 Custodia Fernandes
20-1107 Mrs Metha
20-1125 Sunita Miranda 
20-1135 Kevin Menezes
20-1136 Thomas Fernandes
20-1138 Bruno Mattos
20-1156 Vikram D'sa
20-1168 Reny Verghese
20-1179 Melwyn D'Almeda
20-1184 Acacio D'Souza
20-1195 Lucas Baretto
20-1197 George Gracious
20-1198 Vincent Mendonsa
20-1203 Mary Mirada
20-2013 Anthony D'Souza
20-2016 John Anthony Fernandes
20-2189 Anthony Mathias
20-421 Jerald Mascarenhas
20-433 Marcel D'Souza
20-464 Catharin Fernandes
20-936 Victor Monis
ID Lost Santan D'Costa
              Rocky Gomes
00087 Roza Fernandes
20- Suresh Mudliar
 
 
 
     
 
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