Read the November 'Far East'

2nd November 2013 - by Stephen Awre

Yvonne in Peru and Sr. Julietta in the Philippines journey from despair to hope and celebration in the latest issue of the ‘Far East’ magazine, which is now available to download.   

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From the depths of despair, Yvonne in Peru has found hope and purpose in her tragic tale, which she shares through Fr. Cathal Gallagher.  Far away in the Philippines, Columban Sister Julietta Choi from Korea recounts the painful journey of discovery she has been through in her ministry to the ‘cemetary children’ of Manila.

The month of November begins with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls and Fr. Colm McKeating reveals how the people of the Philippines blend the meaning of the two into a truly family occasion.

Mercy (pictured right) tells us about the ‘hunger season’ for the Subanen tribal families of the Philippines and Fr. Frank Hoare recalls the connection between the death of his mother in the 1990s and the building of a new church in Fiji.

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