The Far East - April 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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Why are you still with us?

A new book on missionary priests prompts Columban Fr Barry Cairns to think back over his long service in Japan.
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It has been 50 years

Serving in his family grocery store in Macroom, Co Cork, Ireland, Fr Donal McIlraith said it was good preparation for the priesthood. 50 Years…
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Reflection - Jesus is risen

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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The Sydney Statement

The Sydney Statement, an interfaith charter for ‘building bridges between believers from different religions’ was launched by Youth PoWR, a coalition…
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Police, Priest...Peru

How the deaths of two brothers in the same week changed the life of Columban Fr Cathal Gallagher – priest, psychotherapist, ex-policeman, Peru…
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A dead man can't witness a marriage

From Fiji, Columban Fr Frank Hoare tells us about an Indian marriage ceremony that was almost finished when they realised that the witness was…
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Mission World - April 2021

Appeal of Myanmar Bishops: reconciliation through dialogue
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From the Director - We are a missionary Church

If we as the People of God reached out to the poor, the lame, the blind and everyone else with the same tender compassion as God does, then we…
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Nowhere to call home

Nine years later, temporary camps have now become their permanent homes. Still, many are yearning to return to their home villages. They have…
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You have the wrong number

Little did Columban Fr Thomas Seungwon Nam know, when a secretary placed his call with the North Korean Embassy instead of the South Korean Embassy,…
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The challenge to love them as they are

Columban Missionary Sister Cecilia Cuizon is the Director of the Hope Special Education Centre in Ozamiz, the Philippines. She writes about the…
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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 - April 2021

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