The Holy Child of Atocha (Santo Niño de Atocha)
Feast Day: December 25
Patronage: Mexico, children, pilgrims, prisoners, travelers
This fine art print is professionally framed in a quality hardwood frame under non-glare acrylic. Choose from a rich mahogany colored stain (dark wood) or speckled maple colored stain (light wood). Our frames are handcrafted from start to finish in the USA. Wall mount. A beautiful addition to any home.
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The devotion to the Holy Infant of Atocha originated in Spain during the Muslim invasion. In Atocha, the Moors kept the Catholic men imprisoned and would only allow children 12 and under to bring them food and drink. After a fervent prayer from families of the town to the Mother of God under the title of Our Lady of Atocha, a child pilgrim miraculously appeared bringing a basket of food and a gourd filled with drink to the prisoners that never emptied. The townspeople realized that it was the Child Jesus. In the church, the shoes of the Infant in the statue of Our Lady of Atocha were worn and dusty. Each time the village women replaced them, they found them worn and dusty again.