Dervishes of Polish decent from Toledo could accompany the visiting pope, according to the notes found in the desk of a New York advertising executive (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 29).


A dervish is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path known for their extreme poverty and austerity.  Many dervishes are mendicant ascetics who have taken a vow of poverty, unlike mullahs. The main reason they beg is to learn humility, but Dervishes are prohibited to beg for their own good. They have to give the collected money to other poor people[1].


  1. Wikipedia: Dervish