O King of Nations

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.

He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.
(Isaiah 2:4)

Two women who worked toward a long-desired peace and to make a divided people one:

Top Image: Blanche of Castile and Louis IX, St. Louis Bible, thirteenth century
Thumbnail: Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan (Maguire), Nobel laureates and co-founders of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement (now the Community of Peace People), photo credit, Associated Press.