|A Word from St. Dominic, in Honor of His Feast|
|Written by Sherry|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2007 20:32|
When St. Dominic went to Rome, presenting a plan for an Order of Preachers to the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215. At first, this was not possible, as the council had prohibited the formation of any new religious orders. But Dominic got around that by choosing the Rule of Augustine for his order, and in 1216 the official sanction came from Honorius III.
On his trip to seek authorization, he reportedly received a personal tour of the Vatican's treasures by the pope. "Peter can no longer say, 'Silver and gold have I none,'" said Innocent III, referring to Acts 3:6.
Dominic, now wholly dedicated to his life of poverty, replied, "No, and neither can he say, 'Rise and walk.'"
But St. Dominic could and did. Among other things, he raised a boy from the dead in the presence of numerous trustworthy witnesses who testified to that fact after his death.