In this remarkable bronze portrayal of Mother Teresa, who was canonized yesterday and whose feast we celebrate today, we see the saint's bowed posture. She carries the weight of all the suffering she finds. Lev Gillet remarked that divine love is like an atmospheric pressure to which a saint is always sensitive. The Hebrew word "kavod' means both glory and weight, the weight of glory. The extraordinary lightness in Mother Teresa's face (shown here in a detail photo of the sculptor's clay rendition prior to casting in bronze) likewise manifests her closeness to Christ, with whom she bears this weight of love. As Saint Francis de Sales says, "love either takes away the hardship of labor, or makes it dear to us while we feel it." In Anthony Visco's sculpture, the eloquent gesture of Mothers hands extends God's mercy, His steadfast loving kindness, to us all.