Master General Laurentius Tarpin, osc

Master General Laurentius Tarpin, osc


The leader of the worldwide Crosier Order, Most Rev. Laurentius Tarpin, osc, was born March 9, 1969, in Cisantana, West Java, Indonesia, and comes from a family of six siblings. He joined the Crosiers in 1988, made his first profession of vows Aug. 28, 1990, and was ordained to the priesthood June 26, 1996. 

In his Crosier life, Fr. Tarpin served as formator in the post-novitiate in Sultan Agung (Indonesia), has been a member of the council of the prior provincial in Sang Kristus, served as vice provincial, was a member of the planning committee for the 2009 General Chapter, and most recently served as prior provincial. 
He holds a doctorate in moral theology from Alphonsianum in Rome and has served for several years as teacher and vice rector of Catholic Parahyangan University in Indonesia. 

Fr. Tarpin was elected Master General in 2015 and is the first Indonesian to hold the office. He lives at the Crosier Generalate in Rome, where the Order is based.