The Far East - October 2020

The Far East Magazine is published 10 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.


From the Editor

What a joy it was to look through the many years of the selfless work of Columban priests, lay missionaries, sisters and others who gave up their…
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The Far East 1920 - 2020

A reprint of the first ever page printed in The Far East magazine in October of 1920.
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From his red leather chair

At 87, Gilbert Alison likes nothing better than the comfort of his red leather chair, a morning coffee and the latest edition of The Far East.
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Reflection - The controversy of Mickie Daly

From New Zealand, Columban Fr Pat O’Shea writes a reflection on the controversy of Mickie Daly. This is a fascinating read that demonstrates…
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A fan of The Far East for 65 years

As a child, Sister of Compassion, Sue Cosgrove, remembers reading The Far East – and it became a lifelong and inspiring habit.
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Perspective of a century

Columban Fr Jim Mulroney writes about the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Columbans in Hanyang, China. The strong link between…
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Women and addiction

From Myanmar, Columban Fr Eamon Sheridan tells us about the lack of support for women who are suffering from drug addiction.
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Mission World - October 2020

Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2020
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From the Director - The meeting of the Holy Trinity

We Columbans believe that our Society was called into being by the Trinity and that each of us was also so called. God has worked in the hearts…
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Hope for Workers in Taiwan

Migrant workers in Taiwan continue to struggle with hardship and injustice. Columban Lay Missionary Joan Yap tells the sad story of a father…
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Useless for God's sake

Columban Fr Pat Raleigh and Columban Lay Missionary Evangeline "Jinky" Ucol share with us their experiences of the lives of the ordinary people…
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Prendy was a blessing to us

Paul’s wish, and that of the people of Yanaoca, is that he be laid to rest among them and to the sound of his beloved Quechua language.
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Fr Chris Baker - 70th Anniversary of ordination

Congratulations to Columban Fr Chris Baker, who celebrated his 70th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.
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Your Columban Legacy

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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Audio Playlist - The Far East - October 2020

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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The Far East - New Subscription

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Annual subscription to The Far East magazine, published by St Columbans Mission Society 8 times per year. It features mission articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from the countries where they work.


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