The Far East - August 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

In this issue we look at the vocations of Columban priests, Columban Lay Missionaries and Columban supporters whose vocations are diverse, but…
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Columbans hit the high notes

It was a wonderful and fitting celebration of 100 years of Columban mission and an occasion for ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’.
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Reflection - Needed: Three new saints

If I had a wish-list for the church today, it would include a request for three saints of old to re-appear in a new guise. What the Church needs…
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr Frank Ferrie

While hosting these visitors, Fr Frank spends much time in a ministry to migrants and by helping out in parishes and convents all over the diocese.
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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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'Do whatever you can'

Fr Andrei Paz is a Filipino Columban missionary who hopes to use his skills as an occupational therapist to help those marginalised by their…
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Mission in the driest desert on earth

Lay Missionaries Gilda Comayas and Lorna Cañete from the Philippines share their experience of working in shanty towns in Alto Hospicio, 700…
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Mission World - August 2018

"I came for the poor, not for you," a smiling Pope told Cardinal Krajewski, as he dined with the poor and spent about two hours chatting with…
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A fitting end to a joyful feast

Columban Fr Colin McLean shares with us the background of why São Jorge (St George) is venerated on Tide island where there are no cars and transport…
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From the Director - Let your life speak

By trusting your unknowing, your old standards of progress dissolve and you become eligible to be chosen by new, larger standards, those that…
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Housing and water equals dignity

With the help of many donors, including the generosity of Columban donors, we have enabled many marginalized people to assume their national…
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'Dohansha' - One who travels with us

Over and over again Endo used the Japanese word ‘dohansha’ – one who travels a journey with us. This aspect especially appeals to Japanese…
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Your Columban Legacy

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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The Far East magazine is published by St Columbans Mission Society 10 times per year. It features mission articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from the countries where they work.

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