‘O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of all nations and their Salvation: Come and save us, O Lord our God’.

The phrase ‘The Desire of all nations’ is found in the Douai-Rheims Bible, in the book of the prophet Haggai: ‘And I will move all nations: and the desired of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory: saith the Lord of hosts’.

May He whom we long for, He whom we desire, come soon; and may the house of our soul, of our church, of our world, be filled with His glory. May God bless you.