The Anawim Way

The Anawim Community publishes a periodical booklet of liturgical meditations, Pondering The Word The Anawim Way, to help people make use of the scripture readings from the Mass as the basis for their daily prayer. Many people also use them in their Bible sharing groups.

◊ Follows the Church’s daily liturgical calendar
◊ Daily scripture readings from the Mass
◊ In-depth meditations on the readings; plus reflection questions
◊ Information on the Saint of the day
◊ Used by bishops, priests, religious, and lay people in many countries (click here to see endorsements)
◊ Eight issues per year
◊ Printed in the Philippines

Seasonal Introduction to Ordinary Time After Pentecost

Note: The Easter Season concludes with Pentecost Sunday. From the Upper Room, the Church goes forth empowered by the Spirit to proclaim the life she has within her. Now we enter the period of Ordinary Time, which concludes on Saturday following the Solemnity of Christ the King. Before we move into a new season, with its broad thrust through the remaining weeks of...

Pentecost Sunday

The Easter Season concludes with this glorious Solemnity of Pentecost, sometimes referred to as “the birthday of the Church.” This conclusion, then, does not imply an end but a launch forward, as we are sent out into the world, and into the future, in the power of the Spirit. The Church was conceived at the foot of the Cross. As Jesus offered himself in his Passion...

Seventh Sunday of Easter

“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” This intimate communion in love is what Jesus desires for each one of us. For this reason he became incarnate, died, rose, and ascended to the Father, so that we could know this love and live in union with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The verb to remain, according to a standard...

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Today we celebrate the unique event described in the readings, the day when Jesus “was taken up into Heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God” – the Ascension of the Lord. With his Ascension, the Lord Jesus passes from our sight while remaining always with us in the power of his Spirit. He commissions us to continue the work he has begun, saying: “Go into...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Easter Season has given us several images of God and our relationship with him. On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Jesus spoke of himself as the Good Shepherd and identified us as the sheep of his flock. Last week he said that he is the Vine and we are the branches. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals the secret element that connects the Shepherd and his sheep, the...

What makes the Anawim Way a valuable guide for pondering the daily scripture readings is that each day’s readings are followed by a meditation which relates directly to the readings and applies them to our daily lives.

The meditations and the reflection questions help us do what our Blessed Mother Mary does, ponder the mysteries of Christ in our hearts (cf. Luke 2:19, 51). As we are guided to pray from within the heart of the Church, the Church’s official prayer becomes our personal prayer.

We invite you to make Pondering the Word the Anawim Way a part of your prayer life.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or for more information about the Anawim Way.