The Far East - June 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

There seems to be a common thread running through many of the articles in this issue of The Far East magazine. It is the significant events that…
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What a weekend!

Columban Fr Dan Harding writes of life in the parish of San Columbano, Santiago, Chile.
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To speak boldly, but to listen humbly

The goal of the Plenary Council is not to end up with a church with perfect structures, good as that might be, but to become more of a joyous,…
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Reflection - The road to prayer

To hear the word “free” made all the difference for me, and, in the resulting atmosphere of mutual freedom, I found that the glass wall was gone…
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A seed is sown

Columban missionary Sr Ann Gray recalls her pioneering work with Hong Kong's marginalised sex workers.
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Expelled Columban back in Taiwan

"Whatever your religion, whatever your tradition, whatever your identity we are called to bring religious freedom to the oppressed, hope where…
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Family ripped apart

In the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, I met an illegal immigrant named Jorge Taborda. This is his story:
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Mission World - June 2019

Christians and Muslims of India offer joint aid to the people of Sri Lanka
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From the Director - What is our mission from God?

When Jesus started his preaching in Nazareth he chose to read the piece from Isaiah that says “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me”. Jesus was…
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A South Pacific celebration

The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained priest on the vigil of St Columbans Day,…
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Miss Universe and the missionary

Looking back on happy memories of the past I realize that although I am not a Miss Universe like Miss Margie Moran, I feel blessed and thank…
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Theological shorthand

But baptism has given us all the same Father, so we are truly one family, brothers and sisters.
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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 - June 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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