The Far East Magazine

The Far East - July 2024

The Far East Magazine is published 8 times a year by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. The magazine was originally launched to promote mission interest in Catholic homes in Australia and New Zealand. The Far East Magazine is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries and was first published in Australia on 15th October, 1920.

Contents

Why do missionaries pray

In our prayers, we often pray for others. We ask God to bless, heal, free, and love other people. In this time of wars and violence, we are moved…
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The simple joys of a priest

It is indeed evident that the Holy Spirit is guiding them towards embracing their humanity and preserving their dignity.
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New Society leader for the Columbans

On June 6, 2024, the members of the Columban General Assembly in Lima, Peru, elected Fr Andrei Paz as the new Society Leader. Born in the Philippines,…
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St Bernadette’s School for educational growth

If ever there was an oasis in this barren and dusty area of Lima, it would be the St Bernadette’s Remedial School with its gardens and farm animals…
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Reflection - Doves symbolise The Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday

The anticipated release of the doves finally arrives as the community gathers around the wooden cage, which has been carried in procession from…
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Message of joy

This year, as we celebrate the centenary of our foundation, we look with gratitude to all the Sisters who came and brought God’s message of JOY…
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Discovering Myanmar with Fr Frank Hoare: Part 1

Many universities in Myanmar have closed or are boycotted by young people participating in the civil disobedience movement in Myanmar. So, for…
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Celebrating 60 Years of faithful service - Fr Don Hornsey

I loved my life and work in the Andes, living at 3,400 metres in a totally rural situation where the Quechua speaking farmers worked hard to…
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Fr Sean O'Connor marks 60th anniversary of ordination

In 1970, he was unconscious for ten days after a motorcycle accident, and in 1973, he spent 12 weeks in hospital with severe hepatitis.
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Honouring 60 Years of missionary service - Fr Anthony Mccarthy

He was a resident at Bupa Aged Care, Kyneton and sadly passed away on June 10, 2024, 15 days before his 60th anniversary of ordination.
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The Earth is Our Common Home

The land is sacred not only to the indigenous people but to all humanity and living beings in this world. We must protect and care for our Mother…
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A challenging encounter

As I journey with diverse communities, trying to live out my missionary call, I am reminded of the blessings and challenges I have experienced.
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Interfaith Dialogue learning to respect the ways of others

Today, there is value in seeing the spirit of God in another’s faith. It will help us make friendships and share with one another as Jesus did…
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Mission World - The Bible in diverse mission contexts

Mission World - The Bible in diverse mission contexts
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Columban Activities - Crossword Puzzle

Columban Activities - Crossword Puzzle
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Gift in Will

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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Audio Playlist - The Far East - July 2024

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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