The Far East - August 2020

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

I hope that you enjoy this issue of The Far East magazine that pays tribute to our friend and colleague, Fr Noel Connolly. His leadership, wisdom…
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Life of a Columban baby

Born on Columban’s Day, baptised by a Columban, ordained by a cousin and namesake - it seems I was marked out from the start.
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Eye opening work in Pakistan

Dáire King is a 16-year-old student at St Jarleth’s College in Tuam, Ireland. He took advantage of a Transition Year to visit his uncle, Columban…
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Reflection - Simple measures

Our level of fear was reduced by seeing many heart-warming stories from around the world that revealed the basic goodness and creativity of ordinary…
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When the light shines again

Fr Shay Cullen writes about how a young boy, rescued from illegal detention in the Philippines, is learning to rebuild his life with the help…
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My back tooth

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore recalls an incident of bullying on the rugby pitch at school which woke him up to the existence of unexpected, mean,…
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Sharing the vision of Pope Francis

Amy Echeverria, the Columban Co-ordinator for Justice and Peace and President of the Board for GCCM (Global Catholic Climate Movement) met with…
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Mission World - August 2020

Probe into Filipino deaths in Saudi Arabia
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From the Director - After being a priest for 50 years

Different communities express their beliefs and self-understandings differently. Being a Columban meant not only learning more about myself,…
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How can we be people of the Eucharist if there is no Eucharist?

Our loving acts – especially those on the front line of caring and healing - have not stopped in the time of COVID, in fact, they have intensified.
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First Mission Assignment in Peru

Two Columban seminarians from Fiji give us an insight into what it's like living in a foreign country with minimal language skills and little…
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A letter from God

“Why did you choose to join the Columban missionaries and not some other missionary organisation?” is a question that I’m often asked. My simple…
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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 - August 2020

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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