Anawim (pronounced ann-a-weem) is a Hebrew word from the Old Testament which describes the “poor ones” who remained faithful to God in times of difficulty. These humble people became known as the anawim or the “faithful remnant.”
Pope John Paul II’s beautiful teaching on the anawim can be found here.
The great Marian canticle (Luke 1:46-50) “reveals in filigree,” as Pope Benedict XVI so beautifully teaches, “the spirituality of the biblical ‘anawim,’ that is, of those faithful who not only recognize themselves as ‘poor’ in the detachment from all idolatry of riches and power, but also in the profound humility of a heart emptied of the temptation to pride and open to the bursting in of the divine saving grace.”
“The bursting in of the divine saving grace” … aaahhh … isn’t that what we want in our lives? Mary’s Anawim are those who have come to understand that there is only one true way to open ourselves to that “bursting in,” and that is to offer our loving hearts, burning H.O.T. for the Lord … hearts of Humility, Obedience and Trust.
This blog exists to allow the “poor ones,” God’s faithful, to speak with fidelity about our Catholic faith and, especially, our Bishop.
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