Fr. Hagos Tesfagabir Haile
Address: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
5121 Woodland Way
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 978-1573
Born in Asmara, Eritrea
The Reverend Hagos Tesfagabir will be Spiritual Director for the Eritrean Catholic Church Geez Rite at the Dioceses of Arlington and Geez Rite Pastor at Holy Spirit.
Fr. Hagos Tesfagabir is a member of the Catholic institute of consecrated life, Sons of St.Anna. He currently lives in the community in Rome and he is incardinated in the Diocese of Rome. After completing his secondary school at Maggiore seminary in Asmara in 1997 he began to study philosophy at the Asmara Catholic Theological Institute Kessatie Brhan. At the completion of his Philosophical studies, he became a novitiate and undertook one year of theological study.
In 2002 he took his first vows then was transfer to Rome for further theological studies. From 2002 to 2005 he studied Theology at the Pontifical University. January 28, 2005 he received Bachelor degree in Theology. After one year of pastoral experience at the Holy Spirit in the city of Palermo ( 2005 - 2006 ), in the same year he took his perpetual vows on October 13, 2005. From 2006 to 2012, he studied at the Salesian Pontifical University, qualifying for a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and MASTER Degree in CLINICAL Psychology and PSYCHOLOGY of Community.
On January 5, 2007, he was ordained a deacon and was then ordained to the Priesthood on June 23, 2007.Fr. Hagos continues to service as assistant Parish at St. Mary of Carmel and Joseph in Rome. He served as a superior of the religious community Sons of St. Anna in Rome and collaborates with Eritrean community in Rome.