The Far East - May 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 the May issue of The Far East magazine many of the stories focus on Social Justice issues, the need for peace and the need to respect human…
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A grandfather's legacy

Columban Fr Chris Saenz writes about the polarisation of American society over the issue of immigration and wonders how his grandfather, an illegal…
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The challenges of a translator

I could scarcely believe my eyes when I opened the curtains to see that we had an unexpected heavy snowfall during the night.
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Reflection - You belong

I will remember the image of Andrew Graystone outside a mosque in Manchester holding a sign which said “You are my friends. I will keep watch…
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When the white van arrives

The white van comes to Fatima House when a woman is granted Section 4 support. This means that she is recognised as an asylum seeker and will…
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Children's rights respected

There we heard the women say “The children, the young children, we have to do something about the children, they are at risk” and so began the…
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Women's work!

Teresa Sihyeon Bae is a lay missionary working with Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal people. She highlights some of the challenges young Atayal girls…
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Mission World - May 2019

Catholic leaders from all around the world responded to the tragic shooting in Christchurch New Zealand that killed 52 people, showing solidarity…
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From the Director - Healing and transformation

Despite the Son of God being killed, he rose from the dead because of the love of God for us. That same love continues to heal and transform…
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Prophetic theologian dies suddenly

In his homily, Fr Philip Marshall said the church had been “blessed by Mgr. Denis’ faith, his love and his presence among us”.
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Strategies for promoting Interfaith Dialogue

The next day I made a BIG mistake! I posted a picture of myself holding my 8-month old great niece, Joey. A beaming baby is irresistible.
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The Princess of Paradise

David has schizophrenia according to doctors who examined him. By his own story he asked does that mean “I am mad?"
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Vale for Fr Leo Baker

In his 96th year, Fr Leo Baker died of cancer on March 27, 2019 at Mercy Health Care in Colac, Victoria. Two of Leo’s brothers, Chris and Pat,…
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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 - May 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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