The Far East - November/December 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

Let us pray for a peaceful and blessed Christmas as we look forward to the coming of Jesus into the world. With grateful thanks for your support…
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Criminalising compassion

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore asks: Are we in an age in which animals are humanised, humans are animalised and compassion is a crime?
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Indebted to Columban benefactors

Paul, a young student from Myanmar Higher Education Centre (HEC) thanks those who helped to open his eyes and shape him.
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Reflection - Drawing near

The countdown clock for the Olympic Games starts as soon the games are declared closed – a four year waiting period to the next one. As the…
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No room for complacency

Recently during a short visit to Korea, I had the opportunity to experience something of Jesus' vision of the Kingdom of God being like a householder…
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Leaders in compassion for others

A poor parish in Chile responds to the needs of those at home and overseas.
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How life has changed

"I was able to go to Manila once a year to make a phone call home. The difficulty of communicating in those days was something we took for granted".
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Mission World - Pope Francis steps up campaign for immigrants

A large outdoor Mass is the latest effort to turn the world's attention to migrants and refugees
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From the Director - He dwells among us

One thing we do know is that Jesus has not left this world. Once he became flesh he did not throw it off like an old overcoat. He did not try…
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The cost of making ends meet

Palmer Avenido from the Philippines tells of his heartache in leaving his wife and children for six years to provide for them. While working…
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The Uber driver and the priest

Feeling despondent after his football team took a thrashing, Columban Fr Jim Mulroney stepped from his friend’s warm living room into the crisp…
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Are you ever lonely father?

In front of 900 people at a seminar in the Diocese of Yokohama, Japan, Columban Fr Barry Cairns fields an unexpected question from a young boy.…
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Christmas with the Holy Family

2020 Columban Art Calendar front cover description
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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 - November/December 2019

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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Annual subscription to The Far East magazine, published by St Columbans Mission Society 8 times per year. It features mission articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from the countries where they work.


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