This is where you will find the Gen 4 “treasures” that have been collected in all these years thanks to the gen 4 assistants around the world, in close collaboration with the families of the children. There are songs, pictures, stories, games and experiences to make their life known.
Using a password you will be able to make use of menus linked to various stories of the Bible and to some important topics.
For those who would like to know experiences or advice from other educators and/or share their own, you may go to the ‘news’ menu on www.focolare.org. There’s also an in-depth section on “educational culture”.
This website will gradually develop and would like to include all your contributions!
We will wait for them!
The Gen 4 World Centres
Jorge tells the other Gen4 : "Why don’t we build a house ? ... GEN4 CLUB! Everyone is happy and starts to work .
Some go to Conchita’s mum to get a large sheet to form the roof.
Carmen brings some drinking water for those who are thirsty : amongst us all there is great love.
Two girls and a little boy walk towards the house , which is slowly coming to life and start to help.
Chiara’ and her first companions together pledged to love every person they met and they had a special preference for the poor. Once an unexpected thing happened: love that they would give, came back to them in the most unexpected way.
Giosi tells us that once a lady rang the doorbell of the first focolare asking for something to eat.
Giosi welcomed her and seeing Jesus in her, gave her an egg.
But her friend was not happy with that : that was their lunch ... all they had!
Some time ago, Emmaus and Giancarlo were invited by Pope Francis. They took a huge album with many photos and when Emmaus opened it , the Pope stood up and began to look with great interest . There were also photos of Gen 4 and that at Christmas take baby Jesus to the people. The Pope looked at them and he was very happy !
Then they handed him a basket of dates and told him of their visit to Jordan(a town near Syria ) They also told him how the entire movement lives for peace. The Pope was very happy because you know, he has asked everyone to pray for peace in Syria.
He was also told that young people there had organized a concert for peace!
When they were in Jordan , Emmaus and Giancarlo also met with the Gen 4 - it was a very beautiful meeting !
The Gen4 girls and boys from the city of Iringa, Tanzania, have their meeting . The city is located in the mountains and although they are in Africa they have to wear woolen jerseys . In the morning, when they start with the buses , it is still cold . You know what they call the buses to transport people? Dala- dala .
They are all here in the hall of women’s focolare , not all could come but in spite of that they are many: a hundred and fifty gen4.
Do you know Brazil?
It’s a very big country… it takes many hours to go through it even by air!
It is crossed by huge rivers, surrounded with immense forests and colorful flowers.
In the cities, houses touch the sky as they are so high! And as soon as we go out of the cities there are palm trees with lots of coconuts… in other words: it’s marvelous.
Here in Brazil, near a city called Recife, the gen 4 had a congress.
This is what they tell us:
Ecco, cosa raccontano:
“We were almost 200 children during our gen4 congress! What I liked most was to know many gen 4 from other cities”.
“It was Carnival time and we danced too. Someone prepared traditional dances of their regions: they were wonderful!”.