Save the date! St. John’s Pastoral Centre will screen the film ‘The Letter’ on Tuesday 18th April @ 7.30pm. This is something you won’t want to miss. More information will follow closer to the time on our social media platforms and in your parishes. In the meantime, please save the date!
Bookings can be made by calling 051-874199 or emailing [email protected]
About The Letter Film:
“The Letter – A Message for our Earth” was launched in the Vatican on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4th, The Letter is a powerful movie which tells the story of four people from very different backgrounds and the roles they are playing to care more deeply for our common home. Arouna from Senegal is living on the front lines of the climate crisis, Rhidiyma from India, is a young climate activist, Dr. Greg Asner and his wife Robin are marine biologists based in Hawaii and Chief Dada is an indigenous leader from the Amazonian region. It is a letter from Pope Francis which brings these characters together to a meeting in Rome. The movie takes viewers on a journey from Brasil to India to Rome and deep into the heart of the ecological crisis.
The movie is stunningly made by award winning director Nicholas Brown. Making a movie about Laudato Si’ is not an easy task – the encyclical does not exactly have a plot – so the movie tries to bring the essence of Laudato Si’ into a dialogue with Pope Francis and voices from around the world. The real story is about the movement of hearts that is needed to address the damage caused by the human abuse of God’s creation. It is a rallying call for the whole earth. Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’ for everyone living on this planet and this is reflected in The Letter as the four voices represent the communities of the indigenous, science, youth and the voice of the poor.