Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf, who has been embroiled in legal issues over the years, has confirmed that he is now a Catholic and a member of the Roman Catholic Church after studying for his upcoming film “Padre Pio”.
In ‘Conversations at the Crossroads’ with Bishop Robert Barron, LaBeouf He spoke of how his connection to religion saved him at the lowest point of his life. As aceshowbiz.com reports, he says that his “life was on fire” before he became acquainted with the religion.
“I had a gun on the table. I was out of here,” Shia LaBeouf said of his suicidal thoughts.
Shia LaBeouf said, “I didn’t want to live any longer when all this happened. The kind of shame I’ve never experienced before – the shame you forget to breathe. You don’t know where to go.” You can’t go out and be like a taco.”
“I didn’t want to be an actor anymore, and my life was a complete mess. I had hurt a lot of people, and I felt deep shame and deep guilt.” LaBeouf Acknowledges his shame, before adding, “But I too was in deep desire to stop.”
After joining “Padre Pio” director Abel Ferrara, Shia LaBeouf moved to a seminary in San Lorenzo, California, living out of his car in the parking lot, to prepare for the role. While he said he was initially inspired by his desire to rehabilitate his career, he also sees the veteran as having a moment of divine intervention.
“There was an outreach. I was already there, I had nowhere to go. This was the last stop of the train. There was nowhere else to go – in every sense, ”the 36-year-old shares. “I know now that God was using my ego to pull me towards Him, turning me away from worldly desires. It was happening all at once. But for me to sit in the car and (to the monastery) There’s no incentive to drive if I didn’t think, ‘Oh, I’m gonna save my career.'”
Describing his past actions as “disgusting” and “corrupt”, ‘Constantine’ actor Shia LaBeouf says he felt unworthy to explore religion, but as soon as he read the gospel, he had to “go”. Invitation” felt.
But it was not until he met others who had gone through similar struggles that he was able to fully embrace the religion.
“It was seeing other people who had sinned beyond anything I could even conceive that they were also being found in Christ, that made me feel like, ‘Well, this gives me hope, Shia LaBeouf explains.
“I started hearing the experiences of other corrupt people who had found their way into it, and it made me feel like I had permission.”
Although her mother is Jewish and her father is Christian, Shia LaBeouf says she never felt a strong bond to a singular religion until now.
“I didn’t know I was baptized. I had been baptized earlier in my life and didn’t even remember it,” he tells the baron. “My uncle baptized me in[the Trinity Sutra].”
Shia LaBeouf stars in ‘Padre Pio’. The biopic is based on the real life of the Italian Franciscan Capuchin friar, who became famous for showing the stigmata, or crucified wounds, on the body of Jesus Christ.
He died in 1968 at the age of 81, was canonized in 1999 by Pope John Paul II and then canonized in 2002.