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The Far East - May 2016

The Far East magazine is published by St Columban's Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. The magazine was launched originally to promote mission interest in Catholic homes in Australia and New Zealand. The Far East magazine in Australia was published for the first time on 15th October 1920 and sample copies were sent to every parish and school in Australia and New Zealand.

Contents

From the Editor - The Holy Spirit continues to be poured out

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost this year, let us keep in mind the work of Columban Missionaries across the world, and the power of the…
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Cardinal Pell, the Royal Commission and the Year of Mercy

There is something dangerous in thinking of ourselves as the unique and special dispensers of mercy and something freeing and enabling knowing…
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Baptism in China

Dallon Ryall attended the English Mass in Wuhan, China for two years. Two years ago his newborn daughter was baptized at Wuhan by full immersion…
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Reflection - Shusaku Endo, the silence of God, the presence of God

Endo maintains that it is the human experience of weakness and failure in our lives that can give us new depth in understanding Jesus and Christianity.
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She was my teacher

Columban Fr Noel O’Neill founded Emmaus Industries to help better the lives of the differently abled. He lives and works in South Korea.
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A group of valiant women

Columban Sisters prepare to leave Hong Kong after 67 years
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We don't leave a mission lightly

In the end there were just three Columban Sisters left in Hong Kong, three to say goodbye to a much loved mission, three to share the blessings…
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Mission World - May 2016

CHILE - For 40 years the “Vicariate of Solidarity” has been defending human rights against repression and violence
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From the Director - Part of the bargain

Some of those killed were unfortunate victims of robbery or a kidnapping that failed, but some were ‘martyrs' in the true sense of the word;…
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Grown up and still traumatised

One of my present jobs is to offer counselling in a centre for survivors of trauma after the conflict in Northern Ireland.
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He was no saint

He was no saint. Neither was he an evil man. He was a man who found Jesus, the hidden treasure.
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40th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood

The Far East magazine, along with Columbans and supporters worldwide, congratulates Fr Tom on the 40th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood…
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Rising from the ashes

Because of its size and destructiveness the one in Parola was a terrifying experience for those who had been forced to make their homes there.
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