The Far East - November/December 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

In this issue of The Far East magazine we focus on waiting in joy and hope for the feast of Christmas. After such an extraordinary year of challenges…
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A milestone reached by few

Fr Jim Mulroney telling us about the long priestly life of Fr Chris Baker who has worked in a variety of Columban ministries over 70 years. As…
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A new Emergency Room

From Rome, Columban Fr Robert McCulloch reports on a new Emergency Room at St Elizabeth Hospital in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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Reflection - Waiting and hoping

Waiting and hoping are a big part of life for most people. This was certainly the case for the people of Israel.
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Miss Ellen's weekly pilgrimage

From Ireland, Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore writes about the significant contribution migrant remittances make to two economies and tells the story…
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Bakery, Patisserie and Pizzeria

The idea is to sell to the public different types of bread, pastries, sweets and pizzas, all with an international flavour.
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Forced to flee like Jesus

Columban Sister, Kathleen Mary O’Riordan, shares with us her experience among the migrants and refugees at the Mexican Border.
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Mission World - November/December 2020

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis calls for unity in new encyclical
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From the Director - Christmas lights

With the coming of Jesus, we can see what is already there. Jesus came to tell us and show us what is true about God. The story of Jesus casts…
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Columban Lay Missionaries for Britain

Columbans in the Region of Britain have recently welcomed Columban Lay Missionaries (CLM) Sophia Tzu Chee Ting and Teresa Hui Ling Chuah from…
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The Monday carpenter

New Zealand born, Columban Fr Barry Cairns gives us an insight into Christmas in Japan.
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Taiwan Granny

When I was new in the parish, MaHong was one of three older women, all fast friends, who were regular and active members of the village Catholic…
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A confronting visit

Like in the time of Jesus, lepers are often abandoned by their family and excluded. Due to distance and the lack of money for travel, many of…
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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 - November/December 2020

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