The Far East - March 2021

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

It is refreshing to begin this edition with a good news article from Columban Fr Shay Cullen in the Philippines, despite lockdowns and economic…
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A great outcome in the face of a pandemic

Legal action by the healing and empowered children in PREDA Homes has been very successful in 2020 despite the lockdown and closure of the courts…
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Magic moments on canvas

Looking back, she describes her 15 years as a lay missionary as “a voyage into a world not dreamed of.” A world where she has developed her art…
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Reflection - The Paschal Candle

The prisoners shared with Haiti their feelings of loneliness, frustration and depression. They also shared about how much they miss their families,…
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From Father to farmer

John insists this has resulted in the best of all worlds. The poor are helped, Columban running costs are defrayed and, “it is great therapy…
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Unexpected guests

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore recalls how a young couple from Cuba arrived unannounced on his doorstep in Jamaica, seeking refuge, and reveals what…
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The ambassador and the Columbans

The Residence of the American Embassy is about a kilometre away from the Columban Central House in Suva. Joseph came to our community 7.00 am…
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Mission World - March 2021

Statement of the Missionary Society of St Columban on the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
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From the Director - We are all connected

Often prayer comes to us naturally when things are particularly difficult. Of course, the opposite can also be true. When we feel down and depressed,…
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Simply Paul

Words which come to mind about this great shepherd are: saintly, encourager, cheerful giver, prayerful, simple lifestyle, patient.
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Can you see me smile?

As missionaries one of the first challenges we encounter in arriving in a new country is the learning of the language so that we can communicate,…
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Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs

Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs by Sean McDonagh, is an accessible and thought-provoking look at the potential of new technology to bring…
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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 - March 2021

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