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The Far East - August 2017

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.

Contents

From the Editor

As the new Editor of The Far East magazine I feel privileged to be part of an iconic magazine that is almost 100 years old.
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Priest on reverse drug run

Columban Fr Patrick (Pat) Colgan has made a trip to Colombia to spread the message that drug smuggling into Hong Kong is a no brainer and dispels…
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Working with the laity and enjoying it

I slowly learnt that it was the mission we shared that united and governed us and that mixed teams are more effective, satisfying, healthy and…
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Reflection - Mary MacKillop - Advocate for the poor

Mary MacKillop was a pioneer and advocate for the poor, sick and those on the margins of our society. Today, her mission to the poor is very…
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The quiet and gentle missionary

Leading up to the Centenary of St Columbans Mission Society, we remember Fr Edward (Eddie) Sherry whose anniversary of death is August 18.
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Columban Mission Institute closure

Columban Centre for promoting communion with the Church in China
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Columban Mission Institute Closure - PEJ

Twenty years of the Centre for Peace Ecology and Justice
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How our saints hold us together

Presentation of a relic of St Thomas Becket from the Columban Fathers in ANZ to the Anglican Centre in Rome on June 13, 2017, by Fr Robert McCulloch,…
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Mission World - August 2017

Pope Francis supports Hong Kong prison ministry
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From the Director - The woman with the umbrella

She fought many battles including financial hardship, lack of support and opposition from the hierarchy of the Church at the time.
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Hanging between home and away

What was it my father used to say? A bird stuck between two branches gets bitten on both wings. I would like to add my saying to the list now,…
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Cultural curiosity and trends in Japan

Learning at the local bookstore
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Spoken language is not the only way of communicating

A volunteer at the The Ai Jia Development Center for more than six months and says the experience has been difficult at times but a fruitful…
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Ignite Conference

Ignite Conference
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Your Columban Legacy

Your Columban Legacy “Do what you can” Bishop Edward J Galvin
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