The Far East - July 2022

The Far East Magazine is published 8 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 - God is the Creator

Now my thinking has changed. When we say God is our Creator, it means just that. God is the one who brings us into life.
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Living the missionary spirit

How many times do we see and hear the suffering of others and do nothing?
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It looks like a barn!

A ‘barn church’ built during the days of the Penal Laws in England provides a lesson in history
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Reflection - Participation - making space for grace

Such participation needs to be inclusive of our multicultural society. For our Church, community has been enriched by Catholics of varied cultural…
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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

When they asked Mr Bani for their wages, he refused and threatened to refer them to the police and have them deported. On occasions, they were…
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Ministry of presence

The women in the Soup Kitchen are not just focused on preparing food, but also on making a space for recipients to share their struggles and…
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Enliven the Church with the full participation of First Nations Peoples

Answering his own question he went on, “Always keep an interest in your vocation and embrace the religious life, with all the joy and hardship…
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Mission World - July 2022

Mission World - July 2022 - Being a missionary Church
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Walking in faith in Wuhan

Unaffected in the village by the COVID-19 regulations in the city, the funeral Mass for Xu Yinan was celebrated in the marquee beside her home.…
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Migrants are people

In a few short years, with its long experience of people leaving the country, Ireland found itself coping with something quite different, people…
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Sacred song and dance

In Korea, the sharman is a woman. Usually male-like and dressed in colourful robes, she punctuates her ritualised swirling with piercing chants…
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Called to be lay missionaries

With our love of God and continuous service in the Church, I can proudly say I have seen and felt God's generosity through the many people we…
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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 - July 2022

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