The Far East - April 2019

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 Easter edition of The Far East there are several stories that give us an insight into the diverse works of Columban priests, sisters…
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Workers’ champion to educator

Fr Cyril Lovett draws a parallel between the experience of Fr Neil Magill, who, like our patron, St Columban was expelled from his mission country.…
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Dungeons of death

The proposed change in the law that is before the Philippine Senate is to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 to 12 years of age.
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Reflection - Standing near the cross

Each of us has stood near the cross at particular moments in our lives. We know this place well.
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Through the lens of a missionary

In Fr Dan O’Connor’s 2018 Christmas letter, he gives us an insight into some of the activities that occur in a year.
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The migrant worker’s face

Gervae Acosta is a migrant worker in Taiwan. He told his story for “The Migrant Worker’s Face,” a documentary series published by the Hope Workers’…
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Listening to the stories

Sr Kathleen Melia appeals to us to listen to stories which are warning us of the presence of climate change.
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Mission World - April 2019

The Korean Church: “Resume dialogue with the North as soon as possible”
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From the Director - The sign of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross is probably the first prayer that we were ever taught. Our parents helped us to make the right gesture and to say the right…
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Looking for a better life

An interview with Bolivian migrant Patricia Rodriguez by Columban Lay Missionary, Oisín Kenny
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An unexpected surprise

Now working in Taiwan as a Columban Lay Missionary, Matilda Subin Lee tells us how her life changed from being a Buddhist in Korea to having…
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Our Korea Connection

Virgenia O. Vidad runs the Pedalling to Live project which was set up by Columban missionary Fr Oliver McCrossan. She relates how the project…
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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 - April 2019

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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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