The Far East - March/April 2022

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 - Listening and mission

If we are not paying attention to the response within ourselves, we will miss what God is trying to communicate to us. We need to listen to our…
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Easter Vigil in Wuhan

The Paschal candle was lit from the bright fire and its light was then shared among the congregation, a time of silence linking each of us with…
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An unnoticed displacement crisis

During October 2021, several Venezuelan women living in Casa Betania, a House of Hospitality for female migrants in the Columban parish of San…
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Holy Week reflection

Then, once again, he examined the torn, brown paper packaging, the handwritten name and address, and the towel itself, hoping to discover some…
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They’re not as young as they used to be

It must have been difficult as a teenager in the 1950s post-colonial, newly independent, rural Ireland with its high levels of unemployment,…
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Way of the Cross in Seoul

On Good Friday 2021, the Columban Formation community in Seoul participated in the Good Friday Liturgy organised by the Korean Branch of the…
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My homeland across the sea

Now another scourge has hit the country, COVID-19, but Fijians are a people of faith and recognise the Church as holding a real sign of Christ…
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Mission World - March/April 2022

Mission World - March/April 2022 - Pandemics are not all curse
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The road to Emmaus - a road for mission

It is along this same road that the afflicted, exploited, excluded, disappointed, angry and insignificant people walk.
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A quest for freedom

Young people were among the most active in the protests. My students among them. They persistently asked why I did not join them in the street,…
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Proclaiming mission in a language not your own!

I lengthened the ‘u’ and said shūjin, which means prisoner! Just imagine the mirth! My teacher (Lawrence) set the record straight. Interestingly,…
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A story of joy and blessing

She held my hands in hers and while she was caressing them, I felt something like a needle prick inside. It left me speechless, and I could only…
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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 - March/April 2022

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