The Far East - July 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 - Now and then

It is a challenging edition, we are involved in the struggles of people as Jesus Christ wanted us to be.
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Profound heartbreak at cathedral destruction and abductions in southern Philippines

Church leaders in the Philippines, including the Columban Director in the country have expressed “profound heartbreak” at a flare up of violence…
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Pakistan and its people

Columban Fr Tomás King has spent the last quarter century in Pakistan, witnessing the ravages of war, discrimination and man-made drought, yet…
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Reflection - Forgive and find freedom

Forgiveness is at the core of Jesus' message. He cuts through the 'eye for an eye' mentality and tells his (shocked) followers that they must…
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A Columban who died violently on mission

One such martyr is Fr Francis Vernon Douglas who was martyred by Japanese soldiers in July 1943 in Paete, Philippines.
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Columban Mission Institute closure

The Columban Mission Institute is closing in October 2017. This will bring an end to the ‘institutional’ presence of the Columbans in Sydney.
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Columban Mission Institute closure - Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

The Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations was founded in 1979 in response to one of the Society’s global missionary priorities, the impact of…
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We think we know but...

‘Nothing is ever as it seems’ is an observation of life. This story demonstrates the truth of it in Japan.
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Mission World - July 2017

VATICAN - Consolata Missionaries: "never tire of bringing comfort".
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From the Director - Christian persecution in the world

I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words; seeing and meeting people struggling in poverty is the best place to begin understanding…
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Outreach to refugee families in Myanmar

Fr Patrick (Pat) Colgan reports on his visit with Fr Jovito Dales to boarding houses and camps for internally displaced persons (IDP) supported…
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Finding life in the desert

So it was with much gratitude and fulfilment that we returned to Lima the next day, having experienced so vividly the rich and precious spiritual…
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Anniversary Celebrations

Two Columbans celebrate 50 years and 25 years of ordination.
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2018 Columban Art Calendar

Order your 2018 Columban Art Calendar.
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Your Columban Legacy

Your Columban Legacy, “Do what you can” (Bishop Edward J Galvin).
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