The Far East - Jan/Feb 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

With grateful thanks to you, our benefactors, who ensure that the mission of God continues to assist those in most need across the world and…
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Mourning an inadvertent missionary

One of the last living links with the first Columban mission in the diocese of Hanyang in China left this world on October 19 with the death…
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Distance is no obstacle for Columbans

An invitation to say Mass in Saliadrau, a remote village in Fiji, came with its challenges of distance and crossing a fast flowing river.
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Reflection - The space between them

To this day Christian faith in China struggles to be seen as other than a foreign import. How different the story of mission might have been…
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The beginning of the end of our “European” Church?

For centuries, we in the West have “owned” the church and the Gospel. We have dictated the terms in which people in the Global South have understood…
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Vale Fr Pat Baker

After a long illness, Columban Fr Pat Baker died at the Palliative Care Unit of St Vincent’s Hospital on October 12, 2019.
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God help Chile

From Santiago, Chile, Fr Daniel Harding writes about the civil unrest there, what prompted it and the horrendous outcomes of the many weeks of…
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Mission World - January/February 2020

In November 2019, Pope Francis sent the following message for the Opening of the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board of the World Food…
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From the Director - The vision and mission for the new Region of Oceania

Our mission is to be part of the mission of the Catholic communities in Oceania. So our questions are part of a bigger question. What is the…
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Love and dialogue

On his First Mission Assignment (FMA) in Pakistan, seminarian Elbert Balastro from the Philippines is surprised and heartened by the welcome…
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Where science meets faith

A Columban who attended the Synod on the Amazon said that it was a fine example of what the Pope means by a Synod, a body that listens rather…
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A better life for special kids

Children with disabilities in poverty-stricken areas of Lima, Peru, reach their potential at a Columban-founded school.
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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 -January/February 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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