LaBeouf says he began finding out Catholicism as he ready for his upcoming film, “Padre Pio,” in regards to the saint of the identical title.
“It was seeing different individuals who have sinned past something I may ever conceptualize additionally being present in Christ that made me really feel like, ‘Oh, that offers me hope,’ ” he stated. “I began listening to experiences of different wicked individuals who had discovered their manner — on this — and it made me really feel like I had permission.”
LaBeouf stated at one level he felt suicidal and was experiencing deep disgrace over occasions that had unfolded in his life.
“I had a gun on the desk. I used to be outta right here,” LaBeouf stated. “I did not need to be alive anymore when all this occurred. Disgrace like I had by no means skilled earlier than — the form of disgrace that you simply neglect the right way to breathe. You do not know the place to go. You’ll be able to’t go exterior and get like, a taco.”
“However I used to be additionally on this deep need to carry on,” he added.
Whereas making ready for his new function, LaBeouf lived in a monastery with Franciscan Capuchin friars.
“I do know now that God was utilizing my ego to attract me to Him. Drawing me away from worldly needs. It was all occurring concurrently. However there would have been no impetus for me to get in my automobile, drive up [to the monastery] if I did not suppose, ‘Oh, I am gonna save my profession,'” he stated.