The Far East - June 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 - Living in a changing church

Pope Francis recently said, “The Church must become increasingly synodal.” From our Columban experience of the last few days of ‘walking’ and…
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The joy of mission

Looking back, there were many highlights, but the preparation for our first Easter is a memorable one. We used a nearby parish for a one-day…
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Praying under an ancient shadow

Each day the sisters’ prayers merge with the prayers of so many other people. Through it all, Hanyang's impressive ginkgo tree, branches bare,…
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Reflection - Nonviolence or non-existence?

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers…
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A proud Columban legacy to Myanmar

The encouragement young members received from fellow missionaries helped build our confidence to contribute to discussions, take initiatives…
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Good morning Saya!

A school teacher reflects on the destruction of society in Myanmar since the military took control of the government.
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Nurturing my missionary vocation

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 - June 2022

Mission World - June 2022 - The laity, the leaven of the world
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Spring of youth gives birth to new life

As a missionary from Chile working with young faith in action volunteers in Britain, I feel blessed and humbled by their contribution to mission.
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The invisible luggage of the migrant heart

I was so captivated the train was moving when I boarded. The scene had taken my attention hostage and alleviated my despondency about returning…
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Stoicism and courage in the face of the wind

People, especially those living near coastal areas, were terrified, fearing the loss of their lives and belongings. In their helpless state,…
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A diamond anniversary for an exemplary missionary

In 1987, he headed a Columban translation service that produced a Fijian language version of the lectionary of biblical readings. The service…
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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 - June 2022

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