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

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fundamentally, every human person desires lasting happiness and peace. However, in the increasingly hectic and stressful world in which we live, the mental and emotional well-being that we long for is much harder to find. The various psychological techniques offered by society have their place, but they cannot provide us with peace of heart. There is only one who...

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Today we celebrate the wonderful revelation of the Most Holy Trinity. Not everyone, however, accepts that it is wonderful. There are many people, including some groups who profess to be Christian, like the Jehovah Witnesses and the Mormons, who do not believe in the Holy Trinity. There are also some Christians, including some Catholics, who profess faith in the...

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Sunday, we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. Today we ponder an earlier event in which the Spirit was already active, not in public display overflowing from the Upper Room, but in secret, in the hidden world of the womb. We celebrate the joyful visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. It is a kind of Pentecost event for Elizabeth and...

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

It is most fitting that today, Monday after the Solemnity of the Pentecost, we celebrate the new Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. It can rightly be said that Pentecost is the day that the mission of the Church started, the day when the Apostles and disciples, gathered in prayer with the Blessed Mother, were empowered by the Holy Spirit....

Seasonal Introduction to Ordinary Time After Pentecost

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 feast of Christ the King. Before we move into a new season, with its broad thrust through the remaining weeks of the year, it...

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.