Santo Nino


Devotion to the Santo Niño is a devotion to the Holy Child Jesus, that honors the great mystery of His Incarnation. We acknowledge His divinity and His humanity and rejoice in His great love that led Him to give His life for us. The Holy Child represents a God who is accessible to all and can be approached without fear. The devotion instills the virtues of simplicity, obedience, and trust in God. At the same time, it calls for mature discipleship and loving service at all.   

 The Feast of Santo Niño is the third Sunday of January, and is proceeded by a nine day novena.  

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 O Santo Niño, you are our King and our God, we worship you. You are our strong defender, we turn to you. You have made extraordinary wonder through your miraculous image, remember us.  Look down at this poor soul that comes to you for help.

We consecrate today our thoughts of you, only with you shall they be occupied; our words, only of you shall they speak; our sufferings, that we may endure them for your sake. 

We beg you Santo Niño, illumine our understanding, kindle our will. Cleanse our body, sanctify our souls.  We wish what you wish, because you wish, as you wish, as long as you wish.

 Grant us, Santo Niño, that we may feel love towards you, be strict toward ourselves, be zealous toward our fellowmen and rightly despise the things of the world.  Help us to overcome sensuality with strict discipline, avariciousness with generosity, anger with gentleness, indolence with zealous industry.  Make us wise in counsel, courageous in danger, patient in adversity, humble in prosperity. Grant us, lastly, that we may remember you, adore you, love you and serve you here on earth that we may be happy with you forever and ever in heaven. Amen