The Far East - June 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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Crusade against slavery

Enraged by the blatant exploitation of many migrant women, a Columban Missionary has helped fulfil 'the will of God'.
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What is the next mountain you would like to climb?

Youn Cheong has no memory of her mother or father. She was abandoned as a baby and placed in an orphanage.
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Reflection - The Good Samaritan

Fr Ray Collier reflects on the parable of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. He asks us who our neighbours are, and how…
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In lockdown with my bachelor brother

Fr Alo Connaughton writes about spending time in lockdown with his bachelor brother, Brendan, who lives on a small farm in his 'old' home in…
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Who is Razia?

Razia is a Pakistani woman of small stature and a big heart. She has known the Columbans since about 1985, and from that time has been involved…
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Can humanity ever be united in doing good?

In his Encyclical, Pope Francis takes the story that Jesus told to illustrate the welcome and acceptance and the help we should have for the…
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Mission World - June 2021

Cardinal Yeom calls for the faithful to lend a helping hand to those living in poverty.
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From the Director - Mission is simple

Kindness seems such a simple word, and at first glance, it does not appear to be adequate to explain the hard work being done in parishes and…
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To leave, to be and to return

Many ventures in life begin with a dream. For the late-founder of the Hong Kong Lay Mission Association, Jessica Ho Oi-chu, her life’s work began…
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The death of a lay missionary

He was very active in his Rewa parish of Naililili. But when he had been home for about a year, he began to feel unwell and eventually a brain…
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I wouldn't have it any other way

Last month, Fr Bernard McDermott, originally from Cheshire, England, celebrated being a priest of St Columbans Mission Society for a staggering…
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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 - June 2021

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