St. Therese and the practice of poverty...
"She was very attentive to the practice of poverty. The ordinary poverty of Carmel was not enough for her; she was glad to do without the things we have in Carmel, even the things she needed. If, for instance, someone forgot to serve her in the refectory, she was quite content and would not draw attention to the fact. 'I'm like the real poor,' she would say,; 'it's not worth making a vow of poverty if you don't have to suffer for it.' Sometimes a sister might steal an idea or a saying of hers. She found this quite natural, and said that because of her poverty she had no claim to these any more than she had to anything else." - Testimony of M. Agnes of Jesus, O.C.D. - St. Therese By Those Who Knew Her.
Has religious poverty changed?