One Genfest, many bridges

One Genfest, many bridges

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Logo GenfestThe 2012 Genfest was held in Budapest under the banner “Let’s bridge”. It extended an invitation to overcome conflicts, to unite peoples, to link generations. To find unity within oneself. This is the story of one of those 12,000 participants, Martha from Italy, aged just 16 at the time.

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Palermo: Capital of a new culture

Palermo: Capital of a new culture

Twenty years after Chiara Lubich became an honorary citizen of Palermo, the Italian “capital of culture 2018” hosted a programme of events in the presence of Focolare President Maria Voce and Co-President Jesus Moran.

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May 1st: Festival in Loppiano

May 1st: Festival in Loppiano

While the Italian national Genfest phase is now underway in preparation for the international Genfest in Manila, we are publishing the memoirs of Umberto Giannettoni, a direct witness to the first youth festival held in Loppiano in1971.

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Genfest 2000: a wave of “Light”

Genfest 2000: a wave of “Light”

Logo GenfestWithin the framework of the World Youth Day of 2000 held on 17 August at the Flaminio Stadium of Rome, 25,000 young people from all over the world had given rise to the new Genfest. Among them was Sandro Rojas Badilla from Costa Rica, author of the song dedicated to Blessed Chiara Badano: “Light.”

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Gen Verde: Start Now …and then?

Gen Verde: Start Now …and then?

After the passage of the International band Gen Verde in Palermo (Italy) and in Huétor Tájar and Azpeitia (Spain), the music has not died down.

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