The Far East - November/December 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

Pope Francis reminds us that: Mission is at the heart of our Christian faith. In this issue of The Far East, there are many examples of Mission…
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The best known Irishman of the early Middle Ages

St Columbans Feast Day November 23, 2017
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Spare a thought this Christmas

Columban Sr Abbie O’Sullivan writes about her voluntary work at the Capuchin Homeless centre in Dublin where everyone is welcome, specifically…
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Reflection - Advent and fishing: both require preparation

For Ben, this practice of attentive waiting is similar to the spirit we nurture during the Advent season as we wait in joyful hope for the return…
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100 Years of mission

The Missionary Society of St Columban will mark a very important milestone in 2018 when it commemorates 100 years of mission.
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What is your Columban story?

We are keen to find out how you became connected or got to know the Columbans. Your stories are key to our past and our future.
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Final gathering of friendship and faith

In his concluding remarks at the end of the evening Fr Patrick McInerney said, "although CMI will close on October 10, this does not mean the…
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Goodbye to the Harbour City

I think I have developed a more open approach and stretched the boundaries of my tent as they say. I look forward to sharing these experiences…
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Mission World - November/December 2017

Asia Bibi nominated for Sakharov Prize 2017: the blasphemy law in the spotlight
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From the Director - On the move again

Moving into new surroundings, transitioning into new cultures and taking up new roles are a regular dimension of a missionary’s lifestyle.
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Building a community from the ground up

Not only is he literally building a community from the ground up by helping to organize the construction of the village, but also he is actively…
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Sequel to a chalice and paten

Among his treasured possessions was a chalice and paten that had been given to him as a gift by his parents, Charles and Cleo Duster, on the…
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The accident and the Christian monk

There is kindness and generosity in the hearts of everyone.
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Reflecting on art

Each year Columbans produce an in-depth Art Guide to accompany the Columban Art Calendar.
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Can you help?

Columbans are looking for a copy of the first Columban Art Calendar, called The Irish Mission to China Calendar published in 1923.
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Your Columban Legacy

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