The Far East - July 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

This issue gives us a broad picture of mission from Columban priests, seminarians, lay missionaries, lay leaders like Jean Vanier and ‘backstage…
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Life on the streets

He is only one of many who spends his nights sleeping rough in Hong Kong streets and parks, although his story is very different from most.
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Five things that struck me in Pakistan

I have a strong sense of wanting to share some stories of the people of God in this amazing but challenging country of Pakistan. I cannot tell…
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Reflection - I think I met a Prophet

We don’t want to hear about the downsides of these things especially those that may be damaging our health and well-being - like the chemicals…
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The priest of Bali Hai

The following morning was dark with smoke and for three hours the people used torches only to find that everything was covered in ash. Roofs…
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Racism - a slip of the tongue?

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore is concerned by recent incidents of casual racism and suggests there is a leadership deficit, nationally and internationally,…
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This year the Australian and New Zealand Region of St Columbans Mission Society is celebrating the 50th anniversaries of ordination of four Australian…
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Mission World - July 2019

Pope Francis pays tribute to Jean Vanier as he travelled back to the Vatican after a three-day apostolic visit to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria…
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From the Director - We are called into the one people of God

My first significant learning was that being a Catholic is not just about going to Mass on Sunday and receiving the sacraments.
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Crying out for survival

I saw the negative and damaging impact of climate change on the lives of ordinary Filipino people when I went to visit the Aeta indigenous farmers
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A pearl in the Orient

90 years of Columban Mission in the Philippines
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Backstage missionaries

Former editor of the Misyon magazine in the Philippines, Fr Sean Coyle explains why he believes lifelong readers of Columban magazines are in…
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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 - July 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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