• Thirty years of serving at the frontiers of humanity

    Thirty years ago, a 74-year-old Spanish Jesuit priest had his first encounter with a community of persons affected by leprosy in China. Moved by the terrible situation of the leprosy-affected persons in Taikam Island in Guangdong Province, Fr Luis Ruiz SJ decided to work with local governments and church communities to change the conditions of leprosy patients in China. That was the beginning of Ricci Social Services, a social service network created to bring relief, dignity and social justice to the poor and marginalised people in mainland China and Macau. Since then, Ricci Social Services has journeyed far and wide in China, going to the remotest places to be with and serve persons and communities in need of solidarity, healing, friendship and support. “The ones who opened the door to us were not business persons, the powerful or the learned, but persons affected by leprosy and those living with HIV/AIDS,” shared Ricci Social Services Director Fr Fernando Azpiroz SJ. “It was because of them that more than 50 local governments from more than10 provinces invited Ricci Social Services to go to their places, to serve them in their needs.” Today, Ricci Social Services collaborates in more than 40 programmes in 10 provinces that serve around 5,000 people, including adults and children affected by leprosy or living with HIV/AIDS, women at risk (such as sex workers), or people dying without support in the hospitals. These programmes are organised as a network of “communities of solidarity”. “These are communities where people learn……

  • The Jesuits

    In one way or another, we have all felt moved by Christ’s call: Come! Follow me! Inspired by the example of Ignatius, we want to be companions of Jesus, sharing his work of love in our world. Jesuits ordinarily live together in communities, some small and others large, depending on the kinds of ministries in which they are engaged. Sometimes a Jesuit will live alone because his work or study places him at a distance from a local community, but he remains attached to a larger community. Jesuits share all things in common, owning nothing in their own name. Jesuits derive strength for their ministries from their relationship with Jesus in prayer, as well as from the mutual support, understanding and encouragement they receive from their brother Jesuits.

  • Ways to Donate

    The work of the Jesuits in the service of faith and the promotion of justice is made possible by he generous support of friends and benefactors who believe in the value of what we do, whether it is running schools and parishes; advocating for disaster risk planning; or accompanying, serving and advocating for the rights of the poor and of migrants. Fr.Rabago works in the Chinese province of Jesuit to implement many projects for half century. His story is the best evidence to live for love. YES! I want to donate for supporting Fr.Rabago To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact the following Jesuit Development Office staff for assistance: Tracy Lee, chndevelopmentoffice@gmail.com +886 2 2321-2442 ext.500