The Far East - May 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 missionary flop, perhaps?

Some of the locals had organized a cricket match with a rival town and the whole community had been called on to help support the event. I was…
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"The biggest crisis in our history"

This is also a key goal of the Plenary Council 2020. To learn how to become a synodal church where mission, ministry, leadership and decision…
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Reflection - Our Lady Help of Christians

With maternal love for us, Mary wants what is best for us - she wants Jesus for us, so she urges us, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5).
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr O'Connor

Fr Dan is an athlete with a passion for marathons, but his most impressive strength is his energy for Columban Mission in Pakistan over the past…
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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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I was ready for battle

They prey on the helplessness of innocent migrant workers throwing them away like garbage when they are no longer considered to be productive.…
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Goodbye to the editor’s desk

Many years ago, I read some pastoral advice from a rabbi saying, “If there is a funeral on in town, be there; if a circus comes to town, go;…
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Mission World - May 2018

The group was able to come to Italy because of the 'Humanitarian Corridor' project, reached by faith-based groups including Sant’Egidio and the…
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From the Director - Pentecost Sunday - see and listen

This is the Spirit which inspires us, opens our eyes and gives us the insight to see beyond our own cultural lens to what God is inviting us…
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Death of a human rights giant

Asma was a torch bearer for human and minority rights, who put up huge resistance against intolerance and retrogressive elements of all kinds.
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An ecumenical and interfaith occasion

"The Centre will play a vital role in building bridges in our community, bridges of understanding, inclusion and solidarity instead of walls…
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A cruel place

Columban Sr Angela McKeever writes about her ministry at a jail in Santiago, Chile, which can be a dark place but where hearts of stone can sometimes…
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