• A poverty learned with the humble, the poor, the sick and all those who are on the existential outskirts of life. A theoretical poverty is no use to us. Poverty is learned by touching the flesh of the poor Christ, in the humble, in the poor, in the sick and in children.

    Pope Francis' address to The Participants in The Plenary Assembly of The International Union of Superiors General, May 8, 2013.