The Far East - November/December 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 - The Gospel of John

At the Last Supper, in John’s Gospel, Jesus gives a long farewell talk to his disciples.
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I am all yours

Journeying with the members of the Legion of Mary brings me the assurance that nothing is impossible for God.
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Rock-n-Roll Tongues of Fire

Fr John Boles visits George Harrison’s old parish and finds the spirit of the “Fab Four” alive and well.
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Reflection - Season of Advent

"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son”.
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Emergency relief

Recently, 291 patients were cared for in the ruins of a Christian village. Their village was not destroyed by floods but by government action…
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A Christmas surprise

In the absence of a priest, their catechist, Semesa, led the Liturgy of the Word and distributed Holy Communion on Sundays. Other catechists…
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Winners - Season of Creation - School Competition 2022

This year St Columbans Mission Society invited primary and secondary school students to participate in our first Season of Creation competition.…
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Jubgan mining

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Celebrating 60 years of service to God’s mission

Columban Fr John Hishon celebrates 60 years of service to God's mission
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Journalist missionary returns home to God

"The dizzy times may be over now. The lengthened days that borrowed hours from the night belong to the past, but a reservoir rich in the humanity…
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Columban Mission Collaborators in Peru

Although she could not go in person, she went in spirit through her thoughts and prayers and a special interest in foreign missions and missionaries.
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Christmas in China

In his homily, Fr Paul reminded the people that the birth of Jesus is the great news that goes far beyond the illusionary joys offered by much…
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Women and children

As a priest in Chile, I had a remarkable experience of being a friend to Rosa, a poor woman who suffered from depression. She had lost custody…
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Japanese Christians witness bravery under brainwashing

The fierce persecution of the hidden Christians of Japan by the Tokugawa daimyo is well known. It lasted 291 years.
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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 - November/December 2022

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