Spiderman star, Andrew Garfield takes on role as Jesuit priest and finds passion for God
Actor Andrew Garfield, famous for "Amazing Spiderman" and recent faith-based film "Hacksaw Ridge," is now appearing in a new Christian film - "Silence."
Actor Andrew Garfield encountered God while researching his role as a Jesuit priest.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Garfield and fellow actor Adam Driver, known for his role in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," play Jesuit priests traveling through Japan in search of their mentor.
Along their journey, they face persecution and violence, but refuse to stop sharing the Gospel.
To prepare for their roles, Garfield and Driver attended a Jesuit retreat, where they were taught Jesuit traditions, Scripture and prayer.
According to CBN, Garfield explained: "I'm not a Christian person. I consider myself pantheist, agnostic, occasionally atheist, and a little bit Jewish, but mostly confused."
During his time at the retreat, Garfield's confusion was wiped away.
"I was filled up with all this information and all this longing to spread the teachings of Christ, which I truly started to adore," he told Hollywood Reporter.
Garfield was extremely excited but the actor admitted he still struggles.
God works in mysterious ways.
"I'm a believer with some doubts," he shared. "But the doubts push me to find a purer sense of the other, a purer sense, if you want, of the word 'God.'"
He continued, speaking of Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest who mentored and advised the actors.
"He gave me a spiritual direction as if I were a Jesuit in training," Garfield explained. "It became a very personal journey for me. ...[He] gave me the tools and guidance to create my very own deep, intimate relationship with God."
During his training, Garfield was completely immersed in the Jesuit lifestyle. He was taught what it means to be a follower of Christ, how to pray, what God wants for us all and how to better understand the sacrifice Christ made for all humanity.
"It's almost like a 12-step program," Garfield said. "In fact, it's the basis for a lot of 12-step programs, a long form meditation and prayer spent imagining the life of Christ, story by story, gospel by gospel, and sitting with his teachings, sitting with Him as He discovers who He is in the wilderness, and really meditating upon His life and even crucifixion."
Garfield may have attended the retreat with the sole purpose of preparing for his role but he was pleasantly surprised to leave with a better understanding of the Word, the Lord and himself.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia. That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.
After an abortion,men and women can experience deep feelings of sadness and emptiness, suicidal thoughts, dreams of the aborted child, ... continue reading
You may have seen them online, in a novelty store, on even in a friend's home. They look like candles dedicated to the Catholic saints, but ... continue reading
His greatest accomplishment was his family - Jerry Lewis passes away at 91 after a lifetime of achievement Watch
Family man, comedian and filmmaker, Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading
Kim Kardashian may be one of the most famous American celebrities, and she is worth a fortune. That's why it's baffling she would desecrate ... continue reading
Ron Howard and Henry Winkler mourn the loss of 'Happy Days' costar Erin Moran, who passed away at only 56-years-old Watch
Erin Moran, the beautiful actress best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days" has passed away at only 56-years-old. LOS ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Cardinal Dolan asks the faithful to pray against 'powers of darkness' ...
- Most Americans want abortion restricted, if not outlawed
- 5 Things You Need To Know About 'Offering A Mass' For A Loved One
- Daily Readings for Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Daily Reading for Monday, January 22nd, 2018 HD Video
- St. Fabian: Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Science is transforming the pro-life debate for the better HD Video
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, January 21st, 2018 HD
- Jobless claims are down - what does that mean for workers? HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, January 20th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education