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

The Transfiguration of the Lord

We who follow the liturgy as it unfolds each day are greatly blessed to be able to ponder the great feasts throughout the year. Each feast celebrates a particular aspect of the life of Jesus, and helps us understand what he is revealing to us about himself and about our own life in him. The Feast of the Transfiguration helps us see beyond – or through – the humanity...

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Among the many unique features of the Gospel of John is its record of the seven so-called “I AM” statements of Jesus. Today’s Gospel concludes with the first of the seven: “I am the bread of life…” This “I AM” statement provides a rich banquet for our pondering today. The words “I AM” are biblically significant because this was how God revealed himself to Moses in...

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings present us with a probing conscience question: Do we really trust that God will care for us? Or do we have to provide for ourselves? The Theme for this week urges us to trust the Lord to meet our needs: “Only Jesus Christ has the power to fulfill the longings of our hearts…. Let us entrust ourselves to him, fully confident that he can fulfill all...

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday, we heard about Jesus sending the Apostles out, two by two. Today we read about their return. After their mission of proclaiming the good news and curing people and driving out demons, they come back to Jesus and report to him all they have done and taught. His first response is to offer them rest. “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a...

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At some point in life, everyone asks the question, “Why am I here?” An important first step in responding is to acknowledge that we are not here accidentally; God deliberately created us. The next question, often remembered from a popular catechism, is, “Why did God make you?” And the given answer: “God made me to know him, love him and serve him in this world, and...

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.