The Far East - September 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

The September issue of The Far East magazine is tinged with sadness with the unexpected death of two Columbans from Australia and New Zealand.
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Fifty years of questions

I believe that priests are ordained to the sacrament of orders, the order of the Church. As priests, we should not take responsibility for everything.…
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Mike + the mechanics

Columban Fr Michael Doohan is not a member of the English rock group! The Columban missionary set up a school for mechanics which has provided…
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Reflection - Dealing with grief and loss

To mourners it is sometimes said, “Enough of grieving. Now you must let go and get on with life.” This advice, though well-meaning, is usually…
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Losing weight for a good cause

Losing weight, having fun and fundraising do not normally go together. However, the Region of Fiji has made it work with a competition to raise…
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A gentle man of faith and integrity

He was a gentle man who, with a lot of searching, found ways to follow his missionary calling. His recognition of the values and spirit of the…
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The eyes of faith

Columban Fr Harry O’Carroll tells an intriguing story of visiting a patient at a leprosarium in Japan and how a particular piece of art had influenced…
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An inspirational and sensitive man

Columban Fr Maurice O’Connor, who spent forty purposeful years in Asia as a Columban missionary priest, died in Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday…
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Mission World - Young Hong Kong Catholics fight for their future

The Federation of Catholic Students has been prominent in demanding permanent scrapping of an extradition law proposal.
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From the Director - Giver of all life

Like all relationships our connection to God has ups and downs. There may be a slow beginning or a dramatic one. There may be times when God…
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The changing face of Chile

Each tenant kept a bucket for their washing, a stove with a gas cylinder, some furniture and a few personal belongings in their rooms. These…
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Blame it on The Far East

From Ireland, Mary Cawley writes about her decision to teach English in China after seeing an advertisement for AITECE’s (Association for International…
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A chance for a better life

Subanen Crafters can look optimistically at a future for their families thanks to the support of Columban benefactors.
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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 - September 2019

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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