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The Far East - October 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.

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From the Director - The pandemic is an opportunity

We can believe that with God’s help we can learn many lessons from our experience of the pandemic. We can discover what we are made of. We may…
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From mind to heart

The Columbans of old can be proud of the seeds they planted all those years ago in the hearts of the Indian children of the cane fields of Ba!
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No more war, never again war

In August 1945, the Allied Forces of World War II dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki magnifying the need for…
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Reflection - Acts of the Apostles - Vision for a Synodal Church

Where is the Spirit leading the Church? That is the underlying question in the Acts of the Apostles. Columban Fr Tom O’Reilly suggests it is…
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Please listen to my story

Something unprecedented is happening in Latin America!. More than one-sixth of the population of Venezuela, 5.6 million out of 30 million, has…
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Kitchens in the sky

With Peru’s vaccination programme painfully slow, they were the ones most at risk from infection and the ones with the greatest responsibility…
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We were all strangers once

I was shocked when I received a message from her saying that Henry’s father had been killed in a car accident. She asked me to relay the terrible…
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Mission World - October 2021

Mission World - October 2021 - Highs and lows of Africa’s pandemic
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The burden of the Gospel

“Father, what is a yoke?” I asked the other nine, who were all younger than 50 and city dwellers, if they could explain it. None of them had…
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One of a kind ordination

As I ponder the event, before, during and after, I realise that although my diaconate ordination was not the ideal one I had in mind, I cannot…
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Mosquitoes and mission

I have had my own battles with these pesky creatures. They have fed on my blood and interfered with my work by taking my attention away from…
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Finding positives in the pandemic

I hope this pandemic will bring transformation within all of us and profoundly modify our core beliefs and long-term behaviour. I hope it will…
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Feel at Home

As an outsider and a foreigner from South Korea, I enjoyed my relationships with the people of the parish, but it was not easy to be recognised…
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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 - October 2021

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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The Far East magazine is published by St Columbans Mission Society 10 times per year. It features mission articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from the countries where they work.

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