Watch

Grotto Talks with Mark Wahlberg about His Faith

Creator:
Published:
January 29, 2024
February 20, 2018
Watch Grotto interview Mark Wahlberg about his faith.

Grotto Network caught up with actor Mark Wahlberg before he spoke to thousands of young adults in Chicago about his Catholic faith. "God is so good and forgiving. You have to have faith," he shared.

Video Transcript

Mark Wahlberg: It's a process. That's why I start my day by getting on my hands and my knees and starting a time of prayer and reading. I feel like I can go out there and conquer the world.

Sarah Yaklic, Grotto Network Director: I had this amazing opportunity to interview Mark Wahlberg before he joined the Archdiocese of Chicago for an event before thousands of young Catholic adults. Mark was invited by Cardinal Blase Cupich who joined him on stage to ask Mark what his faith means to him.

Mark Wahlberg: I left school at an early age. I quit school at 13, ended up getting into a lot of trouble. I mean, incarcerated, tried as an adult at 16, 17. When I heard the jail doors close behind me, I started praying right away.

Sarah Yaklic: At the event, I asked Mark what he would tell people who feel like they've made so many mistakes that they can't possibly turn their life around.

Mark Wahlberg: We all make mistakes. God knows I've made many mistakes, but you have to keep moving forward. God is so good, so forgiving. You have to have faith in yourself and that you can turn the situation around. We're always going to deal with heartache, and struggle, and loss, and failure, and disappointment, and those things, but having faith and knowing the big picture, I mean, even a hundred years is a very short time, so the idea and the promise of eternity in heaven is a very beautiful thing to me.

Creators:
Grotto
Published:
January 29, 2024
February 20, 2018
On a related note...
How I Find God in Everyday Life

How I Find God in Everyday Life

Gabriella Patti

St. Edith Stein Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Edith Stein Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

What Gratitude Journaling Taught Me About Happiness

What Gratitude Journaling Taught Me About Happiness

Lillian Fallon

CRS Rice Bowl Program Has a Global Impact

CRS Rice Bowl Program Has a Global Impact

Grotto

Why Confession is Always Worth It

Why Confession is Always Worth It

Rick Becker

How I Got Over My Awkwardness Around Nuns

How I Got Over My Awkwardness Around Nuns

Lillian Fallon

3 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Student Life

3 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Student Life

Patrick Schmadeke

A Random, Creative Way to Remember to Pray

A Random, Creative Way to Remember to Pray

Amanda Roberts

Giving to Charity Isn't the Only Way to Help Those In Need

Giving to Charity Isn't the Only Way to Help Those In Need

Chuck Lamphier

Quick Guide to Fasting and Abstinence During Lent

Quick Guide to Fasting and Abstinence During Lent

Lisa Greey Lytwyn

Seeking Christ in Times of Suffering

Seeking Christ in Times of Suffering

Kate Fowler

How to Be the Best Kind of Sports Fan

How to Be the Best Kind of Sports Fan

John Acquaviva, PhD

How to #FindYourGrotto and Why It Matters

How to #FindYourGrotto and Why It Matters

Grotto

"The Holy Family"

"The Holy Family"

Judith Sornberger

A Lesson in the Fragility of Life

A Lesson in the Fragility of Life

Maria Walley

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About Grief and LOTR

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About Grief and LOTR

Grotto Shares

How to Navigate Some of Today's Most Pressing Issues

How to Navigate Some of Today's Most Pressing Issues

Ben Wilson

5 Ways to Work Against Assault-Culture

5 Ways to Work Against Assault-Culture

Mary Rose Somarriba

“That Time I Lied to a Nun”

“That Time I Lied to a Nun”

Javi Zubizarreta

How Prayer Taught Me to Love My Body

How Prayer Taught Me to Love My Body

Jessica Mannen Kimmet

newsletter

We’d sure love to be pals.

Like what you see? Make it easy on yourself and we’ll meet you right in your inbox next time.