10. Another time, the aforesaid presbyter Constantius, his nephew, had sold his horse for twelve gold coins. He put the money in his coffer, and departed in some other business. Soon, poor people came to the blessed man bishop Boniface who insistently begged, that he should give them something to ease them in their poverty. The man of God, not having anything to grant them, pondered restlessly not to send them away empty-handed. Then, it occured to him suddenly, that his nephew sold his horse that he had used to ride, and that the money was in his coffer. Therefore, in his absence, he broke the lock with pious violence , took the twelve gold coins, and distributed them among those in need as it pleased him.
11. And so presbyter Constantius returned from work and discovered that his coffer was broken and the money he got for his horse is not there. He began to shout loudly, and to cry out in fury: 'Everybody is living here, I alone cannot live in this house.' Hearing his cries, came the bishop and all that were near him. When the man of God wanted to soothe his anger with gentle speech, Constantius started to reply in a quarrelsome manner, saying: 'Everybody lives with you, I alone cannot live here under you. Give me back my solidi.'
12. The bishop, moved by his words, entered the church of the blessed Mary ever virgin and, standing with his hands lifted and with his vestment extended, he began to pray, that she would give the same amount of money, with which he could soothe the priest mad with fury. And when he suddenly turned his eyes to the vestement extended between his arms, he discovered twelve coins in the curve, as glittering as though put out from the fire in the same hour.
13. He soon went out of the church and threw the money into the raging priest's curve, saying: 'Here are the solidi that you have demanded. But let it be known to you that after my death you shall not be the bishop of this church because of your greed.' It can be rightfully gathered from this sentence that the priest was preparing these solidi in order to secure the bishopric for himself. However, the words of the man of God prevailed: for the same Constantius ended his life holding the office of the presbyter.
(trans. Gardner 1911: 34-35; changed by J. Szafranowski)