A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

 


Term:   poverty
Definition:
1: the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions
2: voluntary renunciation, as a member of a religious order, of the right as an individual to own property, usually expressed as a vow
3: an evangelical counsel, thus 'evangelical poverty'


POS (part of speech). Can be more than one:
     POS 1: N/phrase     
     POS 2: ---

 

Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies):
     Type 1: EntryTerm     
     Type 2: ---

 

Term status:
     for POS 1: General     
     for POS 2: ---
(General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)

 

Recommended equivalent (it): povertÓ

 

(In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term. In other cases below, if the term has its source in another language, this will be indicated by an [S] following the term.)

 

Recommended equivalent (es): pobreza

 

Recommended equivalent (fr):

 

Recommended equivalent (pt):

 

Suggested equivalent (other):

 

Other language:
Language code chosen from IANA registry]

 

Synonyms:
solidarity with the poor, preferential choice for the most needy, reesponsible management of resources

 

Geographical/Regional usage:

 

Description:
All three meanings above are particularly relevant for Salesian life, since Salesians more often than not and by preference, live amongst the world's poor. But it is the third meaning which comes most to the fore in Salesian discourse today.
The problem begins when we have to explain what poor and poverty mean - these are quite elastic terms in our languages today, with implications not only economic and social but psychological, cultural...  From Don Bosco himself, we retain in the renewed Constitutions the following reference: that we "follow the Saviour who was born in poverty..", in other words, DB begins with a reflection on evangelical poverty, and this is the term we use most often today when speaking of the vow of poverty.
Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez SDB, famously commented at Vatican II on evangelical poverty (fruit of grace) and socio-economic poverty (fruit of sin).
The theme of evangelical poverty became central to the 26th General Chapter, where it was closely linked to the cetera tolle of Da mihi animas cetera tolle: "The detachment from everything that makes us insensitive to God and hinders the mission".
There are any number of current terms which are effectively synonymous with evangelical poverty and which we find in contemporary Salesian literature: solidarity with the poor, preferential choice for the most needy, reesponsible management of resources

 

Context (examples of use):
Don Bosco lived his poverty in detachment of heart and generous service of others. (C. 73 of the SDB Constitutions)

 

Other notes:

 

 

  

This section is intended for authorised users to add new information or alter existing information



POS (part of speech). A term may be more than one POS
(1) (2)

 

   


Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies)
(1) (2)   
[Initialisms like AGC are regarded as acronyms; a term like 'Bro.' is an abbreviation; an example of short form instead would be the main part of a very long book title (most of DB's book titles! 'Giovane Provveduto' is a short form). A loan term is not translated whereas a calque is. A blend is where two (or more) morphemes or 'word' parts have been combined to form a single term, as in the case of 'austraLasia'. Choose variant when there exists at least one other common form of the term. ]

 


Term status (General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)
(1) (2)   
[Archaic refers to terms that have fallen out of regular use. Deprecated indicates official disapproval or if not disapproval, official abandonment at least. A neologism is a term that has come into play relatively recently - say, since Vatican II, but the time frame can be flexible.]

 

Recommended equivalent (it). In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (es)

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (fr)

   

 

 

Recommended equivalent (pt)

   

 

 

Suggested equivalent (other) (Where it is the source term indicated with [S] and appropriate language code [chosen from IANA registry])

   

 


   

 

 


Definition
  
[The definition should not be imagined! It is assumed that it exists either in a reputable dictionary (or at least in similar words) or in some authoritative Salesian reference (e.g. the Constitutions, AGC or similar public document, Lenti's 7 volume series, and so on]

 


Synonyms
  

 


Geographical/Regional usage
  
[Certain terms are common in restricted parts of the Congregation. We have one 'prior' but only in INB; in some parts of Asia the Salesian community is called a 'convent', but not elsewhere]

 


Description

[Etymological information, mostly]

 


Context (examples of use)

[English usage, obviously]  

 


Other notes
  
[Room here for more personal observations, private opinion if felt to be useful]

CH
IN
Form

PmWiki can't process your request

Cannot acquire lockfile

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

More information

Return to http://www.bosconet.aust.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php