The Far East - January/February 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.


From the Editor - Battling stormy seas

The January/February issue of The Far East magazine carries a variety of stories of the different ways and circumstances in which Columban Missionaries…
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Out of my own ghetto and into solidarity

Columban Seminarian Louie Ybanez shares his experience of interfaith friendship both at home in the Philippines and in Pakistan.
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Men of the road

I call this article "Men of the road" because in all my years in Japan, only one woman came to me looking for a handout.
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Reflection - Mission "from" and "not" to the margins

Mission is not just a question of helping the poor and disadvantaged it must involve challenging power and privilege and creating just and inclusive…
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Korean priests in the world’s driest desert

Life is harsh in the desert and the devotion of the people to saints reflects the lives of the people, their history of suffering and struggle…
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Life was far from boring for me

Columban Fr Charles O'Rourke shares with us memorable stories from his missionary life in Korea
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Missionary in China and pioneer of motion pictures

Apart from his creativity in being a pioneer of motion pictures, the narration by Fr Ranaghan also shows his great belief in the Church's mission…
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Mission World - January/February 2017

The trial for the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti is moving slowly
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From the Director - Lord to whom shall we go?

I ask you to pray for the Columbans who are returning home and for those who have chosen to retire in the countries where they have been on mission…
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Adventures on Tide island

Columban Fr Colin McLean shares with us the celebration of some of the major religious feasts during 2016 on 'Tide Island', an island off the…
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Mission Expo Melbourne

Mercy in Action, November 24, 2016
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