The Far East - January/February 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

In our January/February issue of The Far East magazine, four of our stories feature COVID-19 and its consequences.
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Soup Joumou

Jean Pierre pleaded with me not to report this situation to the local Municipality, because most of the residents living there had visa problems…
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No longer a foreigner

Columban Fr Robert (Bob) Brennan was recently awarded an Honorary Korean Citizenship by the Korean Government in recognition of his services…
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Reflection - Finding God during our times of confinement

Fr Paul Glynn’s reflection on seeking God while living under COVID 19 restrictions.
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A priest on the street

Columban Fr Peter Woodruff, long time missionary in Lima, Peru, shares a memory of the people expressing their faith in a familiar way.
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The sound of music

How a remarkable Peruvian Columban is using music to engage with residents of a poor Lima neighbourhood.
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Returning to Mass in Wuhan

A reflection by a Catholic in Wuhan, who prefers to remain anonymous.
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Mission World - January/February 2021

During a recent on-line meeting of the Peru Support Group in Britain, Columban Fr Peter Hughes spoke on the theme, “The Pandemic and its impact…
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From the Director - Who knows what this year holds?

Who knows what this year holds? At these times I always remember a saying from one of the wise priests we had in the seminary. “We do not know…
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In memory of Fr Frank Ferrie

Columbans in Korea, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the Columban world are mourning the sudden death of Fr Frank Ferrie on November…
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A heart for the poor

A Filipino Columban seminarian reflects on his experience in a tribal village in Pakistan.
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"Women taking care of each other" Workshop

Our Columban Mission Centre in Santiago, Chile, offered a virtual workshop to accompany these women which was based on faith, the body and emotions…
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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 - January/February 2021

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