Mark Wahlberg remains a devout Catholic despite faith being unpopular in Hollywood

Mark Wahlberg can brag with an impressive Hollywood career.

However, besides being a famous name in the world of film, and being married to a former Victoria Secret model, The Fighter star is also a devoted Catholic.

In fact, Wahlberg speaks of his faith often and says he starts every day with a prayer.

“I take two days a week off from the gym now,” he told MSN News. “I don’t take a day off from getting on my hands and my knees, from reading my prayer book and my daily devotionals.

“I pray for the patience,” Wahlberg added. “I want to be an example, with my work ethic, with my commitment to my faith, with my commitment to my family.

“I’ve been put in this position for a reason, it’s not to forget about where I came from. I have to utilize these talents and gifts that have been given to me to help others.”

Further, the actor said how he remains devoted to his religion despite the faith’s unpopularity in Hollywood.

On Ash Wednesday, Wahlberg appeared wearing ashes in the shape of a cross, symbolizing his participation in Lent.

The actor explained Lent’s fasting as detaching from hindering habits for spiritual growth, mentioning his plan to abstain from meat and have one meal from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday.

To learn more about Mark Wahlberg’s faith go to the video below.

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