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Spirituality of Imagination

Martin Sheen

Spirituality of Imagination

The renowned actor as you've never heard him before. He has appeared in over 100 films, including Apocalypse Now. He's best known on television as President Bartlet in The West Wing. But Martin Sheen, born and still legally named Ramón Estévez, has had another lesser-known life as a spiritual seeker and activist. He returned to a deep and joyful Catholic faith after a crisis at the height of his fame in mid-life. He's been arrested over 60 times in vigils and protests. "Piety is something you do alone," he says. "True freedom, spirituality, can only be achieved in community."

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    Martin Sheen

    is an actor and a Catholic activist. He has appeared in over 100 films including BadlandsApocalypse Now, and The Way, as well as on television in The West Wing and most recently in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. Along with his son Emilio, he co-wrote the memoir Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son.