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

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the very beginning of Mark’s Gospel, just after John the Baptist is arrested by King Herod, Jesus begins his mission by proclaiming, “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). “Repent” here carries the meaning of changing one’s way of looking at things; beginning to live in a new way. Throughout...

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

God reveals himself to us as a God of eternal and faithful love, a God who enters into a covenant of love with his people. His intention from the beginning was that we his people respond to him with wholehearted love and imitate his faithful love in our relationships with one another. To give us a vivid image of what he means by love, he instituted the great gift of...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Scriptures for today remind us that the ways of the Lord are far beyond our knowledge and understanding. God has a vision for the world and for our lives that surpasses our human perception. Most of us would like to believe that we are open to God’s will. We do not think of ourselves as opposing God. However, we do not see the whole picture. The Scriptures today...

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Gospel Acclamation reminds us that, through the Gospel, God calls us “to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The word “glory” – meaning the manifestation of magnificence, high honor, power or majesty – can be taken as a key to today’s readings. They describe glory from two opposing viewpoints, divine and human. In the first part of the Gospel, Jesus...

Our Lady of Sorrows

Yesterday, together with the whole Church, we pondered the Cross of Christ from the perspective that only faith can give us. We hailed the Cross as the sign of a glorious victory, something to be treasured, a cause for rejoicing. Without faith, we cannot see suffering this way. It does not appear glorious in any way, especially when we experience it in our daily...

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.