The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith
When a poor devout widow begs for a scrap of bread from a rich faithless baker, she promises to participate in the king s wedding mass as payment for the baker s generosity. The baker writes One Mass on a scrap of paper and places it on his scale to determine how much bread it is worth. To his and the entire town s surprise, nothing in the shop, not even the gigantic wedding cakes made for the king, outweighs the simple piece of paper representing the true worth of a mass. Luminous old-world watercolor paintings grace the interior of the book and gold foil artwork lends an air of solemnity and sacred beauty to the story.