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

Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

The gift that every human being – and our whole world – needs most is the gift of peace. This wonderful gift can only come from the One who is the Prince of Peace (cf. Is 9:6), the One at whose birth the hosts of heaven praised God with the words, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Lk 2:14). Jesus Christ is the One...

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

The Lord is truly risen! Alleluia! Those of us who attended the Easter Vigil last night welcomed with great delight the glorious light that pierced through the darkness and the victorious ringing of the Church bells that pealed as we sang Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The Lord’s death left us in the dark and made us numb. But now we celebrate that he is fully and truly...

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

We have come to Holy Week, the high point of the Church’s liturgical year. We make every effort to enter fully into this week, during which our task may be described in Jesus’ words to Peter, James and John in the garden: “Remain here and keep watch.” We strive to “keep watch” with Jesus throughout this week, remaining close to him as he passes through all the...

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Today the penitential, somber spirit of Lent gives way to the joyful celebration of the Annunciation. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” How can he be lifted up unless he first comes down? And how can he come down unless there is a fitting place to receive and welcome him? These questions are...

Fifth Sunday of Lent

We are approaching the culmination of our Lenten journey; this is the final week before Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We continue to reflect on Jesus’ sufferings and on how they strengthen us as we pass through this valley of tears. Today, once again, Jesus uses an image from the world of nature, a “grain of wheat,” to enlighten us about the spiritual...

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.