Canon Talarico


Canon Matthew Talarico is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Raymond Burke in June of 2007 for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Canon Talarico studied at the international seminary of the Institute of Christ the King in Florence, Italy. He is currently serving as Rector of the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, which is home to a 17th century statue of Christ the Infant King. Canon Talarico is likewise the Provincial Superior for the Institute’s American Province.

The title “Canon” for the priests of the Institute refers to the specific lifestyle and mission which the Institute of Christ the King has received from the Church. The priests live in community with oblate brothers and chant together various parts of the Divine Office, such as morning Lauds and evening Vespers. The Institute is consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and is inspired by the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the Doctor of Divine Charity.

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2019 Speaking Circuit

<strong>Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22</strong>
Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22