Marysville after the bushfiresMichael Fallon MSC, on the final day of our retreat, began his presentation on Poverty by looking at a definition. Poverty is 'not having what is necessary for a meaningful human existence'. This obviously includes food, clothing, housing, but most importantly, it includes love. However important economic factors are, we cannot limit poverty to economic poverty without limiting human need. Poverty is defined as unequivocally evil.