“Poverty” is a small word that encompasses measureless misery.

Christians often have a confused relationship with poverty. Is being poor a sign of holiness? Or is it evidence of a deep evil in our hearts, one that allows only a few to enjoy God’s abundance while others go without?

In the first of a two-part series, Father Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A. of Villanova University explains the different types of poverty, and how each can become an encounter with a Lord who showers all with his blessings.

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