Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar brings a sense of surprise by showing you the whole calendar, but not letting you “open” each day and find out what’s behind the picture until that day comes along. Each day, the link will lead you to a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt and MicroChallenge.
Advent is a time of hopeful anticipation for the birth of Christ and the coming of God’s kingdom…
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Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss facts of Catholicism not widely known, including everything from historical facts to modern pop culture references about the Church.
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Fr. Larry explains the history of the devotion to the child Jesus Infant of Prague and what some younger parishioners may accidently mistake it for.
I lived in Prague for a time, and worshiped occasionally at the church of the Infant of Prague (the church of Our Lady Victorious, or Panny Marie Vítězné in Czech). The statue is robed in colors that match the season, or the day’s feast, in one of the hundred of robes that have been donated throughout the centuries. The statue is reportedly anatomically correct and has delicate lace undergarments, to preserve the modesty of the Carmelite nuns responsible for changing his robes.