O Emmanuel


O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster,
exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
the hope of the nations and their Saviour:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son,
and shall name him Immanuel.”
(Isaiah 7:14)

Two women who followed a law above human laws, bringing hope to those in distress:

Top Image: Mary nursing the infant Jesus, Amesbury Psalter, thirteenth century
Thumbnails: Maria Skobtsova, Orthodox saint and Righteous Among the Gentiles, undated photograph; and Dorothy Day, Servant of God, journalist, and co-founder of the Catholic Worker, photo from Catholic News Service.