The Far East - November/December, 2012

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 Director - The Company of Saints

I had this powerful sense of being a part of the 'People of God' both living and dead, of the saints and the martyrs, the preachers and the teachers,…
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From the Editor - What are you doing about Advent and Christmas?

The Holy Family is our model for Advent and for Christmas. Let us begin the journey with the shepherds and the Magi to the stable in Bethlehem…
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Columbans elect new leader

Australian priest, Columban Fr Kevin O'Neill becomes the new leader of the Missionary Society of St Columban.
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A Filipino Christmas

Fr John Keenan writes about his experience of Christmas in the Philippines.
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Reflection - I want to know what love is

Preparation for Advent in Santiago, Chile.
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Christmas in Japan

How Japan has put meaning into Christmas for me.
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Christmas in Korea

Fr Noel O'Neill tells us about the sad side of Christmas in Korea.
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It was time to open the windows

How did Vatican II affect Columban missionaries?
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Christmas in Myanmar

A Columban Sister shares with us her first Christmas in a far-off land.
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Silver and Golden Jubilarians

We congratulate Silver and Golden Jubilarians on their anniversary of ordination.
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Mission World - Nov/Dec 2012

The vulnerability of girls, adolescents and young women
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Columban Awards

Two Columbans receive awards
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Gift of family in difficult times

The social and economic challenges facing families today.
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Christmas in China

Fr Teddy Collins describes a busy, even frantic Christmas when he lived in Beijing, China. It was a day of many cultures, nationalities and languages.…
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Sharing Christmas abroad

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Columban Art Calendar 2013

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