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Martin Sheen — Spirituality of Imagination

Actor Martin Sheen 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 seven seasons of "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 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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