Tyler Kreipke, C.S.C



Hometown: Zionsville, IN

Year in Formation: Deacon

High School: Zionsville Community High School (Zionsville, IN), 2007

College: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN), 2011

College Major: Biomedical Engineering

Graduate School: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), 2017

Graduate Degree: Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Patron Saint: St. Benedict

Favorite Movie: Calvary, Lord of the Rings, Hot Rod

Favorite Books: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Favorite Music: John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay, Joe Hisaishi

Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Running, Biking, Hiking, Drawing, Reading

Most Memorable Prayer/Liturgy you have Attended: The Easter Triduum at the University of Notre Dame

Place of Pilgrimage you Most Want to Visit and why: Touring the old monasteries and holy sites of Ireland. I have a great affinity for the Celtic saints and their spirituality.

Favorite Way to Pray: Silent meditation

Favorite Devotion: Divine Mercy Chaplet

What Drew you to Holy Cross: The community and their charism as educators in the faith.

Your Vocation Story: After finishing my undergraduate degree in engineering at Rose-Hulman, I came up to Notre Dame for further studies. While there, I was received into the Catholic Church and began to explore my faith more deeply, thanks to the strong faith life at the university. About halfway through my studies, I heard the invitation to explore priesthood and religious life in Holy Cross. I began to get to know some of the men in formation, and I saw such an authentic faith and a real sense of joy in so many of them that I wanted to experience it for myself.

Ways that you resonate with the Holy Cross charism, “Educators in the Faith”: The Congregation’s charism as ‘Educators in the Faith’ has been particularly appealing to me, as I hope to teach engineering after ordination.

One aspect of Holy Cross spirituality that speaks to you the most and why: The Congregation’s motto, ‘Hail the Cross, our only hope,’ is a beautiful reminder that even (and especially) our most difficult moments can be opportunities of profound encounter with our Crucified and Risen Lord, out of which He can draw new and fuller life.

Favorite Verse: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39

Favorite Quote: “To sense each creature singing the hymn of its existence is to live joyfully in God’s love and hope.” –Laudato Sisec. 85

Favorite Bl. Basil or St. André Quote: “Make haste, therefore; take up this work of the resurrection…” – Bl. Basil Moreau

How can visitors to this page pray for you? Simply that God’s will be done.