Silver nor Gold

A popular story has it that, while in Rome seeking papal approval for his newly founded Order of Preachers, Dominic Guzmán was given a tour of the treasures of the Vatican by Pope Honorius III. At one point during the tour, the Pope is said to have remarked, “Peter can no longer say, ‘I have neither silver nor gold.’” “No,” replied Dominic in agreement, looking straight at the Pope and picking up the papal reference to Acts 3:6, “and neither can he say, ‘Rise and walk.’”

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