The Far East - November/December 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 - Mission and the suffering Christ

This is true also for Columbans coming back from mission overseas. It is hard to find something to do. They have spent years living and working…
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Walking to save the planet

Columban Fr John Boles joins a group of young Christian activists walking for climate justice.
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Just tell them I've gone fishing

It was an extraordinary experience for me. While I have boarded boats many times on mission in Fiji, I had never before led a cremation service…
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Reflection - Dialogue: A way of being on mission

It was a eureka moment of welcome, and the dialogue of life was opened up for us effortlessly. We attended their marriages and deaths as family,…
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Christmas Eve Mass in Xiantao

As the vigil Mass concluded for this community of Catholics 100 kilometres west of Wuhan, China, the final moments of the liturgy involved a…
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Protecting Earth’s biodiversity

The impacts of climate change and the loss of the variety of plant and animal life and living systems is occurring at unequal rates around the…
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Migrant ministry during a pandemic

I am a Chilean Columban and was involved with young people at a university in the city of Mokpo, when I received a phone call from a number I…
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Mission World - November/December 2021

Mission World - November/December 2021 - Recycling underdevelopment and destitution
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Sweat on your Christmas tinsel

People do not care what Christmas means. “They just know that Christmas will bring them financial profit and thus it is about an industry, the…
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Christmas with a Hindu flavour

I pray for those, who through no fault of their own, are dying in different parts of the world simply because of their religious beliefs.
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Peter Kavanagh’s elbow

Peter was a great conversationalist on a wide variety of subjects, as well as issues and events of the day, one of which was cricket.
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Solidaridad - Community Spirit

The government was slow to respond, but the people were not. I took a group of young people and volunteers from the parish where I was working…
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Gift in Will

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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Audio Playlist - The Far East - November/December 2021

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