Poverty: Poverty of spirit separates us from undue attachment to anything of this world, freeing our will and our soul to seek God first. Poverty is the first beatitude. “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit, the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” The virtue of poverty is about achieving detachment from worldliness, detachment from things, states of affairs, and relationships, so that you do not require any of these things to be happy. St. Ignatius called this “indifference.” The “Ignatian indifference” will help you to become emotionally calmer with regard to any kind of a goal; be it the priesthood or marriage, a career or charitable endeavors. The virtue of Poverty will help you to become emotionally disentangled from the pressures of the material world so you may more clearly and reasonably consider where the Lord is calling you to go.