The Far East - September 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 - Two Hands of God

A major problem for a lot of us Catholics is that we learnt quite a bit about Jesus when we were in school, but after that not much more.
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Violence cannot kill hope

When I see the faces of people in countries in the midst of violent conflict, I ask myself how we can do this to our fellow human beings; why…
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Renewing God’s Household in Chile

We Columbans, along with the people of our parishes and our Church leaders, fully support the inclusion of mechanisms to create a more equitable,…
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Doctor, merchant, missionary

Almeida was shocked at the prevalence of war wounds, leprosy and syphilis. He witnessed a woman trying to drown her baby in an inlet of the Oita…
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…of football and welcome of the stranger

Nevertheless, we still have far to travel in the quest to embrace the miracle of diversity with which we have been blessed by our creator.
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Subanen Christmas in the world God loves

Our design process began with listing the ordinary, thoughtful ways the people care for each other. We then selected skills Joseph and Mary may…
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Murder of landless farm worker

The people were shocked and devastated when they discovered Shomo’s body nearby. It was in a sitting position near a tree with his axe propping…
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A picture speaks a thousand words

There is a saying that goes, “A picture speaks a thousand words.” When I took this photo of a woman in one of the villages where we Columban…
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Mission World - September 2021

Mission World - September 2021- Green boardfare and lawfare
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Mission moves on

The challenge to the Columban Sisters was to imbue a Catholic ethos into a secular institution through the witness of their lives, as well as…
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The Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is a celebration of the loving kindness of God as expressed in the outpouring of God’s own self in creation. It is also…
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Protecting diversity

Cicadas existed during the time of the dinosaurs with fossilised cicadas discovered in one mining field. But now the call of the cicadas has…
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A life lived on the line to save others mourned

“In 1973, Noel was risking his own life and safety on a daily basis in order to help and give shelter to those persecuted by the Pinochet regime..."
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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 - September 2021

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