Life at St. Philip’s Mission


St. Philip’s Mission is in the most rural area of Swaziland, an hour’s drive from the nearest city, Manzini. It is located in the lowveld region of the country. This community has been staffed by the Cabrini Sisters for more than 30 years.

St. Philip’s is a growing mission, with a pre-K–12 school, clinic, tiny post office, and a small market where people can purchase such provisions as chickens, bread, candy, and car fuel. There is even a branch of the Swaziland Police Department at the Mission.

In the middle is the Mission’s landmark: a stunning, domed Catholic church with tall pink clay steeples that glow at sunrise and sunset.

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