The Far East - October 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 - Mission is at the heart of our Christian faith.

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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Prayer-on-air with prisoners and shut-ins

An unsung two hours of prayer-on-air with the many English-speaking people locked away in the prisons of Hong Kong that has been going on every…
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Priests on the streets

I feared they would make a mess, but each day they cleaned up and showed a great respect for the church. Often one would say to me: “We like…
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Reflection - Do this in memory of me

By her actions, you could almost imagine her saying to the world; “no matter what you throw at me nothing will stop me from baking and breaking…
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Columban Pioneer - Dr Ned Maguire

The call of China was making itself heard. But it was to Australia and New Zealand that he was asked to go to seek support for China there.
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Youth PoWR 2017 - Sparking an interfaith movement of hope

Now in its third year, Youth PoWR is a multi-faith initiative of the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations.
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Leaving my second home

Looking back over my time as a priest missionary - now 48 years have elapsed - I have a strong sense of being blessed.
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Mission World - October 2017

Columban Superior General urges an end to persecution of Myanmar Muslims
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From the Director - My last column

I have been ‘in the office’ at Columban Mission Centre (CMC) for 14 years. It has been a challenge from the first day.
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Peruvian children find safety

With the assistance of generous benefactors, Fr Kim was able to adapt an existing building owned by the parish that had been vacant for five…
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Together we make a difference - Mission in Pakistan

Fr Robert McCulloch reports on Mission in Pakistan 2017. He says, “What we have achieved is the fruit of the generosity of our donors.
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The Far East Magazine - ACPA Awards 2017

The Far East won the 2017 ACPA award for 'Most Improved Publication' - Highly commended
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