The October 2019 edition of The Far East magazine marks the beginning of the 100th year since The Far East was first published in October 1920. 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.
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Archbishop Mark Coleridge's message of thanks
Archbishop Mark Coleridge from the Archdiocese of Brisbane sends a message of thanks to the Missionary Society of St Columban as they celebrate…
The Far East - October 2020
Read/Listen to the latest edition of The Far East Magazine. It features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries…
100 years of The Far East
The October edition of The Far East magazine marks the beginning of the 100th year since The Far East was first published in October, 1920 with…
The Far East magazine celebrating 100 years
Readers of The Far East witness the milestone of the magazine in interviews with Columban Fr. Jim Mulroney
Fr Trevor Trotter (Regional Director Oceania):
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:08 AM
Many thanks Abp Mark for your clear and strong statement on The Far East. We are glad you share our pride!
Peter O'Neill (Columban Leader in Australia):
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:19 AM
I would like to thank Archbishop Mark Coleridge for his inspirational message on behalf of the Australian bishops in congratulating the Columbans for the 100th anniversary of The Far East. Archbishop Mark reminded us that The Far East is a source of missionary education and a very significant contribution to our understanding of a changing world and a changing Church. Thank you to our Columban friends and supporters for your unwavering generosity.
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:21 AM
Congratulations, Columbans, on ten decades of wonderful missionary work, love and sacrifice.
Susan Ring [Email Comment]:
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:22 AM
I love it that you can listen too [to the Far East], how thoughtful and inclusive
Charles Rue [Facebook Comment]:
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:25 AM
A fine tribute speaking from knowledge of the magazine and Columban messages.
Tony Robertson [Facebook Comment]:
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:26 AM
I add my thanks and acknowledge this anniversary of the Far East as a significant contribution to the history of Catholic media. Archbishop Mark spoke of the changes we have seen since those days in 1920 when the magazine first appeared. My own memory as a young reader in Geelong was the back page of the Far East featuring Mickey Daly's Diary. It was an English teacher's nightmare riddled with bad spelling and poor grammar in a satirical style that no longer appeals to contemporary readers. However, the main content of the magazine informed my knowledge of the global Church and inspired friendships with Columbans that continue today.
Tricia Ryan [Facebook Comment]:
Oct 12, 2020 at 08:27 AM
Still love the Far East. It takes me into the Universal Church. The Columban Fathers, Sisters and their dedicated band of helpers have been an outstanding presence of Church in the world