This is a Beautiful Statue of the Divine Child.
Patronage of: Good Luck, Healing, Blessing, and Fertility
Divino Niño de Bogotá or Divine Child Jesus is a 20th-century religious statue of the child Jesus “Yo reinaré” (“I will reign”) at its base.
It is a very popular religious image originating from Bogota, Colombia. It is claimed to have miraculous powers of fertility and healing.
Foundress of Eternal World Television Network (EWTN), Mother Angelica has an intense devotion to the child Jesus. Various religious reports claim that in 1995, she traveled in Colombia to expand their evangelizing work of her then-new network in the Spanish language.
In Colombia, Angelica met Padre Juan Pablo Rodriguez, who introduced her and her companion sisters to the shrine of the Divino Niño. Angelica recalled that upon praying before the image, the statue came alive and spoke to her, commanding her to build a temple where he will bless her benefactors. In a later biography by Raymond Arroyo, Angelica recalls that she has brief conversations with the child Jesus and has also seen him in the hallway of her convent.
Mother Angelica brought this devotion back with her to Alabama, where she and her companion sisters propagate the devotion. A variant of their child Jesus image portrays him holding a burning heart, rather than with the traditional outstretched arms found in Bogotá. Angelica also attributes her many network and television successes to this pious religious devotion.
On her visit to Colombia noted that she shared the same last name as the founder of the devotion, Salesian Father John Rizzo. Mother Angelica’s birth name was Rita Antoinette Rizzo.