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

First Sunday of Advent

It may surprise some of us that the Scripture readings on this First Sunday of Advent do not refer at all to the birth of Jesus at Christmas – which is what most well-meaning Catholics look forward to in this season. These readings, especially the Gospel, have nothing sentimental to them, but rather are quite sobering. They reveal to us the deeper meaning of Advent....

Seasonal Introduction to Advent

Each Advent we are given the opportunity to begin anew and to enter a deeper place of interior awareness. We not only continue to await the second coming of the Lord, but we look forward to celebrating again the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago! Even more important, we are preparing ourselves to receive him more deeply into our hearts every day....

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

The liturgical year draws to a close most fittingly with the celebration of Jesus Christ as King of the Universe. It is the Church’s way of acknowledging God’s “plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in Heaven and on earth” (Eph 1:10). Today’s feast is an appropriate time for us to look with gratitude at the liturgical year that is now...

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Spiritual Reflection for this week, Pope Francis says this about God: “It is He, the Lord, Who guides our existence and knows the ultimate purpose of things and events.” This is what we believe as Christians – that God has a plan for the world, and for each one of us. As we approach the end of the Liturgical Year, our readings focus more and more on his plan...

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the month of November, the Church focuses in a special way on what is to come after death. The month begins with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and it concludes with the Solemnity of Christ the King, which is the celebration of what will take place at the end of time. Every Sunday of this month, we have a glimpse of what happens after death. One way to teach...

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.