The Far East - April 2018

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

Hopefully Easter will provide a time to reflect on the fact that Christ died so that we might no longer live for ourselves alone. In this edition…
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A slim chance of education

In having the opportunity to study at the Higher Education Centre thanks to the Columbans and their benefactors. After graduating, I hope to…
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Passover then handover

As Columban missionaries in Peru we will move out to the current existential fringe of the still expanding Lima. Together with the people of…
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Reflection - The devil is in the detail

We are then told in the text that the fish caught that morning numbered 153. Did someone actually count them? A man had been raised to life,…
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr Robert McCulloch

In 1978 Fr McCulloch was appointed to Pakistan where he remained for 34 years. On February 15, 2012 Fr McCulloch received the Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam,…
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Your Columban story - Benefactors share with us...

Your stories are key to our past and our future. With your permission we would like to publish your Columban story in The Far East and on our…
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A boat ride to his first Mass

The Columbans had hired a commercial boat called the Brianna so that up to 140 people could accompany Fr Pat to his home island for his First…
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A faith born in the shadows

“I began to feel a God of warmth, a God who laughs and is close to his people, not distant as I had experienced in China. Everyone was the same…
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Mission World - April 2018

New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture
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From the Director - Post resurrection experiences

Many people throughout the world today are trying to escape trauma including after release from prison or escaping persecution as refugees or…
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My return to Chile

Luckily I arrived back in Santiago on September 13, 2017, a few days after the blackouts, barricades of burning tyres, broken glass, tear gas…
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Seminarians spend time in Chile

For the five weeks leading up to Christmas 2017, two Adelaide diocesan seminarians, participated in a pastoral experience with Columban Fr Dan…
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Always a Columban at heart

Former Columban Lay Missionary, Losana Ve’ehala from Tonga passed away unexpectedly at the Lay Missionary House in Suva on Sunday December 10,…
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