The Far East - September 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

The September issue of The Far East magazine highlights many good news stories from countries where there seems to be little hope for those living…
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Mission in a Muslim country

Columban Fr Daniel O’Connor writes: "We are a small group of eight in the Hyderabad Diocese, Pakistan, and manage a Health and Tuberculosis clinic…
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Fairtrade brings economic justice

The project helps small farmers, indigenous people, and artisans who meet the criteria of fair trade and fairly-produced products. The benefits…
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Reflection - When praying is tough

How is it,” a woman asked at a prayer meeting, “that though I really believe in God and pray to Him every day, my family is coming apart? And…
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Where are they now? Columban Centenary - Fr Chris Baker

Returning to Peru in 1999 Chris assisted in the formation of Columban Students and Columban Lay Missionaries in addition to pastoral duties.…
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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 miracle from Manchester

How a young girl from England helped bring relief to a flood-shattered ‘barrio’ in Peru.
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Good news for Fr Joe Ruys

This new service, available largely due to your support in an area of Lima that had for so long been neglected by the State, will greatly enhance…
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Mission World - September 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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From the Director - Acculturation

It is often in times of transition that we are opened to discovering new insights into who God is and a mentor can also learn much from the dialogue…
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Laudato Si' turns three

Fr Sean McDonagh reflects on a Vatican conference on Laudato Si'.
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A migrant lesson on sacrifice

We are grateful to God for the support we received in court that day. Mr Lim, Fr James and the director of the Hope Workers’ Center at the time,…
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Ministry with the elderly

In reaching out to comfort those in need it is I who feel comforted and loved by them. By God’s grace and mercy I finished my first mission…
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Subanen Christmas Cards 2018

Subanen Christmas Cards 2018
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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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