Fr Fortune Khayelihle Mbatha, TOR

Fr FortuneI am Fr. Fortune Khayelihle Mbatha, TOR. I was born on 7 December 1980 in the North Coast of Durban in Place called Stanger (KwaDukuza). In 1999 I completed my matric after descending about my life and vocation. I applied in the Archdiocese of Durban and I was accepted. I then went ST Kizito in Oakfordwhich is in the North Coast of Durbanfor my orientation in year 2000. Then from there I went to St Peters Seminary in Pretoria and I did two year in philosophy. In 2003 I went to St John Vianney Seminary Pretoria, and I did not complete that year. Then in the following year which is 2004 I joined the order of St Francis which is Third Order Regular of St Francis of Assisi. I did my Postulancy in a place called Emambheleni which is in the South Coast of Durban. In 2005 I did my novitiate in Verulam in the North Coast of Durban. In 2006 I then went to Cedara, St Joseph’s Theological Institute until I completed my four years of theology. On the 14th of July 2009 I was ordained a Deacon and on 16thof January 2010 I was ordained a priest. In that year was I was sent to Oetting Mission, Hlokozi in the Diocese of Mariannhill to work as an assistant priest for one year. In 2011 I was sent to Merrivale, Pietermaritzburg I worked as the student’s formator. On the 1st of January 2014 I was ask to help in the Diocese of Dundee at Amakhasi Mission as a Parish Priest.