The Far East - October 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 October, Mission Month is celebrated by those committed to building a better world for all of God's people. It is a month to reflect on the…
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A safety net for children

When the women of San Benito voiced their concern over their children’s future saying, “we have to do something about the young children, they…
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Reflection - Not all wounds bleed

I had my eyes opened to the world of the mentally ill in 1978 when I spent a year in a chaplaincy training program at Worcester State Hospital…
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr Hegerty

Upon his return to Peru, he assisted in the parish of Criso Nuestra Vida and was Director of the formation programme for Peruvian Columbans.…
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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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Real people, real stories

In recent years, Chile has received hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants from other parts of Latin America. Fr Daniel (Dan) Harding tells…
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Going into bat in Canberra

In August, 14 members of ACRATH including Columban Fr Peter O’Neill, walked the halls of Federal Parliament to advocate three broad topics:…
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Mission World - October 2018

Fishermen in India's Kerala state are being hailed as heroes for using their traditional wooden boats to rescue men, women and children from…
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From the Director - Unity in diversity

There is a greater openness in many young people which can appear like they have a blended identity. Speaking from one’s own faith position is…
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The Columban and the diocesan priest

Without question, as I look back, I would say Fr McGlynn embodied for me the life of Jesus Himself. If the church’s original criteria of designating…
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A woman of great faith

I was seven on the day a teacher pulled me out of class telling me to get ready to take the afternoon ferry to Kowloon. That was the day my world…
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Cricket at Windsor Castle

Our final match was at Windsor Castle on July 14, 2018 against the Windsor Household after which Queen Elizabeth received the Vatican XI and…
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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 - October 2018

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