The Far East - Jan/Feb 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

Launching into the next century of Columban Mission offers many challenges to us, however we have made a promising start to the year with so…
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From Microsoft to Mission

The editor of the Irish Far East, Sarah MacDonald speaks to Columban lay missionary, Kevin Sheerin, about his journey from Operations Account…
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A tale of three missionaries

They were different people and times but all went to the Philippines and faced the same challenges, issues and obstacles.
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Reflection - A case of snow breaking ‘the ice’

Last year in New Zealand the theme for Social Justice Week was “Enabling Communities: Everyone has a part to play”. It placed a special focus…
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Cause for canonisation

He’s little known among Catholics outside New Zealand, but some consider this handsome young priest to be a contender for their country’s first…
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Centennial year draws to a close

As we reflect on the Centennial Masses in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Adelaide, Brisbane and finally in Perth, we give thanks to God for the…
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Pilgrimage to China

Recently I was privileged to join a party of 23 pilgrims on a trip to China to celebrate 100 years of Columban Mission.
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Mission World - January/February 2019

Catholic bishops in the Philippines have hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying they deserve to be killed, with one bishop branding…
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From the Director - Black holes

When I put this amazing phenomenon together with my belief that we all live in God and that God lives in the whole Universe, then that makes…
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What’s in a tattoo?

The driver went on to say that he had always had a bad impression of girls sporting tattoos. In his opinion, women with tattoos were loose and…
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Tale of two brothers continues

In the March 2018 edition of The Far East we published an article “A tale of two brothers” by Columban Fr John Boles.
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Still remembered

Porirua, North of Wellington, on the west coast, has a high density of migrants and refugees. This is especially true in Cannons Creek and Waitangirua…
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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 -January/February 2019

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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