The Far East - March 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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24 hours at a time

Every family in Kachin State in Northeastern Myanmar seems to be affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
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A game-changer

A four-year program paves way for well-paid careers while strengthening Christianity’s future in a divided Islamic Republic.
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Reflection - Snake-bitten

Everything is of one piece. Whenever we don’t take that seriously, we pay a price.
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From the US Mexico border

Fr Robert (Bob) Mosher, from the Columban Mission Centre in El Paso, Texas, reports on visits to an asylum seeker from Honduras. In mid-last…
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Wonders of Waste Bags

Ellen Teague reports on an innovative ecological livelihood project in the Philippines which the Columbans support and is the brainwave of a…
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They read me like a book

As I come to the end of my time as a member of the General Council, I have been thinking to put on paper a few thoughts and feelings as I also…
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Mission World - March 2019

Historic Document Signed by Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar ‘Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together’
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From the Director - What does the Good News mean?

If we have the courage as a Church or as an individual to admit the truth about ourselves and if we can share that truth with God we will know…
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Connection between Aboriginal Spirituality and Interfaith

I used to think that the Aboriginal “Acknowledgement of Country” was outdated and irrelevant. I have changed my mind.
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The ministry of sport

Irish Columban Lay Missionary, Oisín Kenny, tells us about the important ministry of “Sports” in an impoverished area in Alto Hospicio, a mining…
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A reason to live

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 - March 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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