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Mark Wahlberg Share Ash Wednesday Photo Of Himself & Wife on Social Media

Mark Wahlberg Share Ash Wednesday Photo Of Himself & Wife on Social Media

Actor Mark Wahlberg posted a picture of himself and wife with ashes on their foreheads on his social media accounts on Ash Wednesday. The picture included the message: “Wishing all who celebrate a blessed #AshWednesday”.

Wahlberg was raised Catholic and has been public about his Catholic faith in recent years. He was the M.C. of one of Pope Francis’ events in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September 2015, and in October 2016 he recorded a video about the importance of good priests for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors in Boston.

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His wife, Rhea Durham, is a successful model and converted to Catholicism in 2009 just before their wedding. Together they have four children.

Nonetheless, Wahlberg has been criticized for recently starring in the raunchy comedy film series Ted and appearing to support same-sex marriage.

Devout Catholic Celebrities You Never Knew About: Mark Wahlberg

Devout Catholic Celebrities You Never Knew About: Mark Wahlberg

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Mark Wahlberg

A former drug addict and gang member, Mark Wahlberg was sent to jail at age 16 for attempted murder. It was there he resolved to change his ways and contacted his parish priest for help. Although he has stumbled in his faith journey as a young adult, he currently starts every morning with prayer, goes to daily mass and is a devoted husband and father. In fact, his wife Rhea was so impressed by his devotion that she converted to Catholicism. Wahlberg gives back to his community as well. He founded the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to help inner city kids avoid the mistakes he made as a young man.

“Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life,” he told the Catholic Herald.

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