Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 11: SAINT MARRIED LADY POVERTY

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SAINT FRANCIS MARRIED LADY POVERTY

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Saint Francis chose these:

Voluntary poverty

Lady Poverty

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NOTE: Poverty is not necessarily a good thing. Christians and everyone else should work to relieve poverty. It is much better that all people have food, shelter, and clothing than that some people be so poor that they have to do without. If poverty has any advantage, it is that a poor person is more likely to lack pride and more likely to turn to God than a rich person is. But voluntary poverty can be a very good thing indeed. Saint Francis chose voluntary poverty. He renounced trying to gather as much material wealth as he could so that he could do the work that God wanted him to do. Saint Francis figuratively married Lady Poverty.

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