The Far East - November/December 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

What a year it has been. We have celebrated the centenary in fine style in Australia and New Zealand. The occasions were rewarding witnessing…
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Meet our new General Council

As the Missionary Society of St Columban begins its second century, a new General Council was elected at the General Assembly in Taiwan in September.…
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Will they listen, will anything change?

“Effective Christian witness is not about bombarding people with religious messages, but about our willingness to be available to others…”
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Reflection - With Mary in Advent

Mary is the epitome of the lowly, the marginalised, for whom “there is no room at the inn”.
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Good will and betrayal

The first formal agreement that the Vatican has managed to sign with the current government in Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China…
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Christmas present for a missionary

In Japan, Fr Barry Cairns worked alongside a parishioner’s husband to build a stable for Christmas. What transpired from this project is remarkable.
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Climb every mountain

The Korean people regard their mountains as “sacred places” and “holy ground”. Rightly so. For there you really feel the presence of God in the…
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Mission World - November/December 2018

Pope Francis has sent a first emergency contribution of $100,000 for the aid of the populations suffering from the recent violent earthquakes…
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From the Director

St Augustine also said it well in the often quoted saying, “Our hearts will not rest until they rest in You”. We seem to have the perfect marriage…
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Modest hero

Brian Kenny recalls the late Fr PJ McGlinchey whom he interviewed for a radio documentary on the Donegal missionary’s initiatives and projects…
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Christians and Muslims in Asia and blasphemy laws in Pakistan

Fr Robert McCulloch SSC gives some perspectives about the current situation of Christians and Muslims in Asia with a specific emphasis on Pakistan…
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Harmony for Humanity

Youth PoWR 2018: An occasion to bring harmony for humanity and unity in diversity
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Your Columban Legacy

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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Audio Playlist - The Far East - November/December 2018

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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