The Letter: A Message for Our Earth

sqEN POSTER FB IGThe Letter, (see trailer below) is an 80-minute documentary film produced by Oscar-winning Off the Fence Productions in collaboration with Laudato Si’ Movement and the Vatican is now available on YouTube Originals. The film brings to life the transformative vision of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, to inspire lasting action for our common home.

In this new #LaudatoSiFilm by YouTube Originals, Pope Francis and voices from the peripheries discover what they share in common. 

You can WATCH the film now at this link→ 

The film features Pope Francis and diverse stories from India, Senegal, Hawaii, and the Brazilian Amazon. Each of these local leaders represents a voice that is not being heard–the voice of wildlife, the voice of the Indigenous, the voice of the youth, and the voice of the poor. The film follows these people coming together in dialogue with each other and with Pope Francis as they find unity in their distinct worldviews and strength in our common values.

Film-Related U.S. ACTION!

If after watching the movie, you are moved to take action, we invite you to host a screening in your parish, school, religious community, or other group venue. 

  • You can register to host a screening here (go to red box in center right of page that says “Click to Host”).
  • Once you register, you will receive information to assist you in planning and hosting a screening.
  • For U.S. based hosts, we are planning to also send you a “Toolkit” with post screening actions for your community. Many are planning screenings in January and early February as a great transition into the Lenten season.

We’d be glad to answer questions and/or chat about hosting a screening of “The Letter”. You can schedule and book time for a Zoom chat here.

Film-Related U.S. ACTION!

After watching “The Letter”, and signing the U.S. Catholic Letter, you may still feel called to act. What else can you do?  

1) Pray one of the prayers from Laudato Si’, such as “A Prayer for Our Earth”. For more prayer resources go here

2) Read Laudato Si’ and discuss with friends, family, and faith community. Here are some resources to help you: 

3) Act and organize locally as a faith community by starting a Creation Care Team.  

4) What else can you do? Take the St. Francis/Laudato Si Pledge to care for creation and care for the poor and receive a list of things that you can do to make a difference.