The Far East - May 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 pray that by the time this edition of The Far East magazine comes off the press the situation may have much improved, but deep in my heart,…
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Unequal enemies

Fr Jim Mulroney refers to the Coronavirus as the unequal enemy. Its invisible movements disguise its path, but it moves more easily among the…
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Rise up and walk

Columban Fr John Boles is chaplain to the special needs school, Manuel Duato, in Lima, Peru. He writes to thank benefactors for helping to improve…
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Reflection - Where is God in all of this?

At this time of pandemic I wonder how many of us are asking, ''Where is God in all this?" It is a big question to answer. Columban Fr Gary Walker…
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Can I hide in the boot of your car?

Columban Lay Missionary, Rosalia Basada tells of the heartache of not being able to do more to assist undocumented migrants who want to cross…
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You are stuck with me

"It is like this. God did not call me yet, the devil does not want me, no woman got me, you are stuck with me".
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A little bit of everything

Former editor of The Far East magazine, Fr Gary Walker, shares some challenges of life in the Columban house in Brisbane.
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Hope during a crisis - Palliative care in Hyderabad Pakistan

In Pakistan we hear of two nurses travelling by motorbike to care for the dying. The Palliative Care Program set up by Columban Fr Robert McCulloch…
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Mission World - May 2020

Missionaries multiply their efforts, but hunger will be more deadly than COVID-19
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From the Director - Spirit matters

It took him forty days of appearances to help them to trust that he would always be with them. It is the same for us.
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Forty years since the Gwangju rising

The Gwangju rising was an event that shaped modern Korean history. On the 40th anniversary of this significant moment for democracy, Fr Donal…
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Remembering Frs Peter Kenny and Seamus O'Connor

Sadly, we recently heard of the deaths of two Irish Columban priests who both spent time on mission in Australia. May they rest in peace.
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A healthy distance

From Hong Kong, Columban Fr Brian Vale tells us how he and two other members of the Columban General Council reached out the small Japanese community…
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A chance remark that led to priesthood

Fr Ioane Gukibau, the first Fijian to join the Columbans, recently celebrated his Silver Jubilee of priesthood. Columban Fr Donal McIlraith recalls…
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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 - May 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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