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The Far East - September 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

In a series of articles leading up to the Centenary of St Columbans Mission Society, we read about Columban Fr Malcolm Sherrard from New Zealand…
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Being a priest in communist China

It’s a chance for Fr Kinne to keep his China connection alive, with more than 900 Chinese students studying at the university’s Gold Coast…
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Reflection - Parched spirits

"I will pour clean water over you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you of all your impurities and from all your idols.” (36:25)
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Never to be lonely

Fr Malcolm Sherrard is remembered for his steely determination and commitment to mission in the Philippines.
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Columban Mission Institute closure - Pacific Mission Institute

Another significant aim of the PMI program was to assist returned missionaries to reflect on their overseas experiences...
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Columban Mission Institute closure - Mission Studies

As you can see, this has been a journey for us Columbans and for the many people who have taught and studied with us.
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Blanket cover-up

The Mini-Vinnies at St Mary’s was started five years ago by Debra Owens, one of the teachers at the school and now twenty children belong to…
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Mission World - September 2017

Pope Francis to make surprise visit to Myanmar.
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From the Director - A father's love

I clearly remember two incidents where fathers obviously had opposing beliefs on the merit of when and how to give praise.
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My family's slave

My family’s slave is a personal story written by Filipino journalist Alex Tizon, who grew up in the United States where he migrated with his…
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One man's descent into hell

Columban Sr Mary Dillon recounts one man's descent into hell through heroin addiction and how the Hope Centre in Myitkyina, Myanmar, is helping…
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Honouring culture and habitat

Over the past 15 years Subanen Crafts has provided dignified livelihoods for 76 full time and part time crafters.
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2017 Subanen Christmas Cards

2017 Subanen Christmas Cards
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Your Columban Legacy

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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