In 2011, author Glenn Cheney spent a couple months in the lowveld of Swaziland to document what life is really like at Cabrini Ministries. His account has recently been published as an eBook entitled Love and Death in the Kingdom of Swaziland. This book started as a story about nuns and religious sisters living and working in difficult situations. As such, it follows the experiences of Sr. Diane DalleMolle and Sr. Barbara Staley and their intense work over the past eight years. But, it is not only a story about how the sisters have responded to the AIDS epidemic and the orphan crisis that followed; it is also the story of what day-to-day life is like for the clients and staff at Cabrini Ministries as they make their home in the rough environment of the Swaziland bush.
The book is available online for $2.99 USD and can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Since this is currently only published as an eBook, it can only be read electronically. If you don’t have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or similar device, you can still read it on your computer using a Kindle App.
This book is a great way to get the inside story of what goes on around St. Philips Mission and to “meet” the people who really make Cabrini Ministries function.
We are thankful for the hard work Glenn put into telling our story and think you will enjoy the book.
Sr. Barbara Staley, MSC, lives and works at the Ministries in Swaziland. Among her many duties, she manages the staff and oversees the functioning of the children’s hostel. Sr. Barbara is the main voice of the Blog in Swaziland.
Sr. Barbara is reachable by email at: email@example.com
Sr. Diane Dalle Molle, MSC, also lives and works at the Ministries in Swaziland. Among her many duties, she manages the healthcare outreach program and is the Director of Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland.
Sr. Diane is reachable by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika is the technical blogger behind the Cabrini Ministries Swaziland Blog. Srs. Barbara & Diane, Erika, and others have helped build and shape the Blog, and continue to work together to communicate stories from the field through the medium of the Blog. Erika is the main contact person for the Blog in the US.
Erika is reachable by email at: email@example.com
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for visiting our Blog!
The Cabrini Ministries Swaziland Blog project originated as a suggestion by Nic Kristof of the New York Times, who toured the Ministries in 2006 for a story about AIDS orphans.
We officially launched the Blog May 17, 2007.
The Blog helps Cabrini Ministries stay connected with people all over the world, and features information, photos, and personal stories to share with the community about the issues and activities of Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland.
We hope to help share awareness of our work in Swaziland, so please help us spread the word!