E-News - Vol.8 No.1

From the Director - Written with a shaky hand
These days an increasing number of people donate online but I still receive letters written with a shaky hand. These letters are a cause for humility on my part and thanksgiving to our donors as well. (more)
Pope says "rules make us harsh judges"
"I see the church as a field hospital after battle.” We are to heal wounds, not to exacerbate them with our criticisms and demands. (more)
Fr Leo's last wish
There must be pigs grazing in a paddock; and the cemetery where Sr Irene McCormack and her five fellow victims of the Shining Path lay resting in peace; and of course a long majestic church that runs along one side of the plaza and the school... (more)
The unfinished story of a valiant woman
She has witnessed the liturgical eccentricities of many Columbans but no matter who they were or what fancy ideas they brought with them, she took everything in her stride and smiled knowing that the next man would come with other “more wonderful” ideas and plans. (more)
Reflection -  Pope's Lenten message
In his Lenten message, Pope Francis says: "Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a time of grace”
(2 Cor 6:2). In response to the Pope's Lenten message, Columbans have published a series of reflections around the theme of "The Grace of Forests". (more)
The Far East Magazine - Crash folding saves 28% in postage
By triple folding The Far East Magazine we are now reducing the cost of postage by up to 28%. Columbans are committed to delivering The Far East to our subscribers in ways that keep costs low  > Subscribe to The Far East Magazine today

Columbans open heritage listed residence for Art Show, Friday 27th February
The Rotary Clubs of Keilor East and Essendon and St Columbans Mission Society invite you to the Moonee Valley Art Show featuring quality paintings of all styles to view and purchase. The exhibition will be held in the historic North Park Mansion, Essendon, a heritage listed treasure rarely open to the public. Proceeds go towards the Columban St Bernadette's Children's Project in Peru.

For booking and exhibition details: Download Art Show Flyer (pdf)