The Far East - August 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 Director - The Church is a people

As missionaries, we see the Church in other countries as similar but different from the Church in our own home places. Yet no matter where we…
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Constant flame of love

Today, we can see this constant flame of love in the Columban commitment to Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation. Identified as a formal…
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New deacons in Manila

After nine years of study, prayer and guidance, Jerry Lohera and Elbert Balbastro took their first major step towards priesthood and the living…
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Reflection - Like the lotus

In our garden at Xavier House, at a certain time of the year, the lotus rises in glorious bloom from the depths of the small pond. It glows deep…
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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Pope Francis, who frequently speaks out against human trafficking, says, “Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society,…
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Missionaries are migrants

Donal was honoured as Immigrant of the Year on the internationally celebrated People of the World Day. It is a recognition of outstanding service…
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Two communities, one Church

The Catholic Church in China today continues to be a vibrant witness to God’s love. Whether in large cities or rural villages, Catholics of all…
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Mission World - August 2021

Mission World - August 2021- Fr Stan Swamy - The latest saint of modern India’s poor
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Hands of Mercy project

The emotional gratification we saw in their eyes was such a satisfying feeling that it encouraged us to keep striving to help more of those in…
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St Peter and St Paul’s Embrace of Peace

Columban Fr Jason Antiquera tries to share and reflect on the process he went through to arrive at the symbolism of the mural he painted on the…
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A fertile dig

We missionaries need to have the attitude of a farmer. Farmers are always full of hope and are people of commitment. They are considerate, do…
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A blessed life

ohn looks back on his half-century as a priest with a profound sense of gift and challenge. He cherishes his upbringing on a farm in provincial…
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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 - August 2021

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