The Far East - July 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

Moved by the blatant exploitation of migrant women there, he was driven to helping them. Having been a refugee himself adds to his passion for…
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“Only we do it.” Palliative Care in Pakistan

St Elizabeth Hospital is the only hospital in Pakistan that provides Home-Based Palliative Care. The palliative care nursing given by St Elizabeth…
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Commodifying hope

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore writes about the desperation of trafficked people and asks why, in this global disorder, migration is a crime, the…
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Reflection - Does my life reflect the Kingdom of God?

A leper came up to Jesus and, kneeling in front of him, begged him: “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched…
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Why the wedding had to be on June 6!

Columban Fr John McEvoy writes about a wedding that the couple were determined to go ahead with, despite the COVID restrictions, because the…
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A life I never dreamt of

Columba Eun-Yeal Chang is a Columban lay missionary. In June 1990, she was a member of the first Korean Region Lay Mission team appointed to…
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It was going to be the best of years

It was going to be the best of years. At least that was what I thought in January 2020. Columban Fr Ed O'Connell writes.
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Mission World - July 2021

Mission World - July 2021- Fr Robert McCulloch participates in religious freedom consultation
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From the Director - Our Lady Help of Christians

In our very secular world these days, many people think that prayers are a waste of time. We do not always admit that the sacred is part of our…
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Notoriety for the wrong reasons

On a recent trip back to Britain, Columban Fr John Boles achieved instant notoriety when, on being asked for his credit card details and mobile…
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Alternative logic

Wuhan's international community of Catholics continues to wait for the day when it can resume its weekly celebration of the Eucharist at Holy…
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Diamond anniversary

His great legacy is perhaps his ability to deal with the disappointment of truncated dreams, which he has always done with stoic humour and profound…
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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 - July 2021

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