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

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Six weeks ago we celebrated the amazing event of Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. Indeed, we have continued celebrating his triumph over sin and death, and his rising to new life, throughout the weeks of the Easter Season. Our first reading today gives us a good summary of what we have pondered during these weeks: “He presented himself alive to them by many proofs...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

St. John tells in today’s second reading that God is Love. It is to this Love that the Easter season, our fifty-day journey celebrating the Easter mystery, keeps directing us. The essence of God is his love, which is most powerfully expressed through the Death of Christ on the Cross. Strikingly, St. John describes love in these words: “In this is love: not that we...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

We continue to ponder the mystery, power, and beauty of the Resurrection. When we encounter the Risen Lord Jesus, it is an intimate encounter with Love, for, as St. John writes in his First Letter, “God is love” (1 Jn 4:16). Today’s first reading shows us how the Risen Christ, Love Incarnate, worked in the life of Paul. We read about his first trip to Jerusalem...

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The beautiful title given to this day is “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Pope Francis, in his Spiritual Reflection, gives us a profound message about who the Good Shepherd is: he is the One who loves us unconditionally, who says to us, “Your life is worth so much to me, that to save it I give all of myself.” The Good Shepherd also seeks to have a relationship with us. Pope...

Third Sunday of Easter

Christianity proclaims something unique, something that no other religion professes: that God became incarnate; he took on a real human body; he experienced all that we experience in our bodies – hunger and thirst, fatigue, excitement, sorrow, joy, anger, pain, amusement, etc. This is important because we can tend to think of religion as something purely 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.