From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th, September, we were around 45 Gen boys from Bujumbura gathered together in the Focolare for our annual Congress. It was a such great moment and experience.

Gen 2 Congress Burundi

We were first of all welcomed by all Focolarini and at the same time, our Gen Assistant introduced the Congress with its program. The goal of this Congress was to evaluate our life as Gen and it was characterized by experiences and private talks. We got a Meditation on the choice of meditations about the specific aspect of the Gen and Jesus Forsaken were moments to go in deep into our roots that make out a lot of communion and experiences we also got the opportunity to have an open dialogue between us Gen ( a kind of Scan of our past life in order to identify our weaknesses and sickness ).

We then realized that we didn’t live well the gen life and we made a new commitment and decided to start again all together keeping Jesus in our midst we also took advantage of this special moment to form new Gen units.


During our congress, I understood well what should be a Gen life especially on the fact that I should not choose my Jesus Forsaken.

Listening to Chiara talk about the aspects I was able to understand how to live the red that I should not limit myself to the material and that the communion of souls should be part of my life (when we are fighting a divine fight we must be fed with food from heaven) because it helps others to grow spiritually.

Guy PaulinGen 2

I discovered the ideal which is God (he never changes, he is always with me), to keep him I felt that I had to detach myself from everything that puts me far from him and that I have a duty to embrace Jesus Forsaken.

OnesphoreGen 2

It was a good time for me to say yes again to my vocation Gen to understand certain things and finally know that I have to find where my treasure is.

LewisGen 2

I felt and experienced Jesus in the midst (the atmosphere that reigned there, proved it).

Juste AppelGen 2