The Far East - June 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

The coronavirus has fundamentally changed how we do things and has also brought new opportunities for sharing the Gospel of Jesus and responding…
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Coronavirus is a city thing

Facing the desperate reality of not finding work, many people in Peru have left the cities to return home, often walking days with young children…
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All alone at 105

From Korea, Noel Mackey writes about his 105-year-old mother-in-law who cannot receive visitors and only an occasional phone call.
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Reflection - The struggle is the prayer

St Teresa of Calcutta struggled with doubts and darkness in her spiritual life for nearly 50 years. In this time of uncertainty we are reminded…
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When the Church burnt down

From Taiwan, Columban Fr Larry Barnett writes about the faith and strength of parishioners when their chapel burnt down. The article is a fine…
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Farewell to Pakistan

On an assignment to Pakistan, Columban Fr Pat Raleigh found himself stranded and unable to return to Ireland for some time. Having seen poverty…
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Gold Coast to Shanghai

From his Gold Coast apartment, Columban Fr Warren Kinne streamed Easter ceremonies to his friends in Shanghai.
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Mission World - June 2020

China suspends all Church activities
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From the Director - The Acts of the Apostles

I came away with a very positive impression of the commitment and achievements of the Columban Society over the years. We could not have done…
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No work, no money, no food

A recent letter sent from Columban Fr Ed O’Connell gives an update of life in Peru.
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A fear of dying from hunger

Columban Fr Andrei Paz, stranded at home in the Philippines, set up a food distribution service to support families in need.
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A home for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Columban Fr George Hogarty, now working in Chile, shares a good news story from a couple he used to work with in Peru. A timely article with…
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The tea shop boy

Columban Fr Kurt Zion Pala in Myanmar writes about a young boy, aged 12, who lived and worked in a tea shop during his school holidays.
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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 - June 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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