The Far East - May 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 this issue of The Far East magazine, the message of hope for the world is reflected in articles from many countries where Columbans work.
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A man on a mission

How Irish Columban Fr Tony Coney’s concern for disadvantaged children transformed many young lives in a poor area of Lima, Peru.
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Destruction of housing in Pakistan

In March the houses of 450 Catholic families in Pakistan were destroyed and those of 1,000 Christians will be bulldozed by Government officials…
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Reflection - Easter

Most Catholics were agricultural labourers whom the Muslim landlords would allow only one day for an Easter holiday. They were able to come to…
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Chaplaincy to the Chinese diaspora in Ireland

Columban Missionary, Sr Mary Greaney, has been instrumental in establishing a flourishing parish for the Chinese community in the Archdiocese…
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Of such legends are made

Magellan’s records suggest that about 800 people received the sacrament of baptism between his arrival on April 7 and his death three weeks later,…
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I left Peru in a wheelchair

In March, Columban Fr John Hegerty returned home with a heavy heart to Australia after 49 years in Peru.
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Mission World - May 2021

Pope Francis calls for clean drinking water and sanitation for all
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From the Director - The significance of the liturgical seasons

The liturgical year is a picture of our lives. Most of the time we do not have anything special happening. Our lives being quite ordinary.
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From COVID Philippines to COVID Brexit Ireland

“Home is where you are understood," says the prophet, and we missionaries claim to have at least two homes: one in our country of birth, and…
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With gratitude to the Columbans

I thank these Columban priests who consoled us migrants when we were feeling homesick and struggling with life and work or study in a strange…
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Funerals in Fiji

The communal nature of funerals in Fiji reminds Columban Fr Pat Colgan of how funerals used to be in Ireland. Here he writes about the burial…
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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 - May 2021

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