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An interview with the Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico, Director of Vocations and Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.
Q: What led you to choose your priestly vocation in the Institute and your personal devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass?
I came to know the Traditional Latin Mass when I was about thirteen years old. The Mass I attended was celebrated by priests in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. I was inspired by the sacred reverence of the Latin Mass and soon found myself serving at the altar, which I had done for several years at my former Novus Ordo parish. I was quickly drawn to the overall beauty of this ancient form of worship and, as a language enthusiast, was interested in learning Latin.
This early introduction to tradition provided an abundant source of inspiration to me as a teenager. I realized that the way I conducted myself at the altar should influence and uplift my behavior in everyday life. I remember that, as a teenager, sometimes I acted as teenagers do by default. With this natural youthful disposition in mind, serving at the Latin Mass, at the holy altar, and the sacred reverence of that environment radically altered my daily behavior when I was at home and school during the week. …