New Home of Red Ribbon launch

A new Casa Ricci Home of Red Ribbon for the prevention and assistive treatment of HIV-related disease was opened in Zhuhai yesterday. Vice-mayor of Zhuhai City, Ms. Deng Qunfeng, officially declared the home open after unveiling the plaque with Casa Ricci Director Fr. Fernando. The Home resides in the Sun Yuet-San University 5th Affiliated Hospital near the beautiful coast line of Zhuhai. This is one of the several HIV-related centers that Casa Ricci operates to help the HIV affected or infected patients.

Vice-major Ms. Deng Qunfeng shake hand with CRSS Director Fr. Fernando after unveiling the plague

2011 winter newsletter online

Casa Ricci flagship communication vehicle -- newsletter “Encounter”, available in 4 languages English, Chinese, Spanish and German, is now available for download at
The newsletter is dedicated to our late founder Fr. Luis Ruiz.

Fr. Fernando, Director of Casa Ricci and successor of Fr. Luis Ruiz, commented at the editorial the 4 lessons of Fr. Ruiz:

  1. solidarity means personal friendship with those who suffer
  2. real friendship with the poor and marginalized means to live with them and build communities with them
  3. neither trust too much your own strengths, nor be discouraged by your own limits. His secret was to rely only on God’s powerful love and to not be afraid to follow His inspirations to start new and challenging works.
  4. we should firmly believe in every person’s capacity to love
Click here for Fr. Fernando’s editorial: CRSS Encounter-11w(ENG)v2-e-FrRuiz4Lessons
In the name of Casa Ricci and all the people we serve, Fr. Fernando wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a year 2012 full of joy and hope!

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Making of CRSS 2012 calendar

CRSS earlier this year had placed order for the second time of hanging calendars from Hunan Loving Care Center in order to thank our benefactors and friends. These 1,800 plus calendars arrived on time in late October showing the working capability of the Loving Care Center. Their center-in-charge shared their making of the calendar with CRSS and said: “Most of our workers in the center are HIV affected people and they are finding joy and hope in their life when they see the end products in their hands. They felt they are still capable and continue to reshape their life. We as helpers can also experienced their mutual love and sharing of their life.”
Press here for all the details of the sharing:
Making of CRSS Calendar 2012-EN

The 2012 calendars will be sent to our benefactors and friends in batches in late November hopefully to be received in time before the year end.

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First Asian Biomagnetism Course held in China

The first Asian Biomagnetism course was successfully conducted in Lufeng, Yunnan and Hongjiang, Hunan in the week of July 12 and July 19, 2011 respectively. The attendants experienced the magic of this alternate medicine method in detecting and curing different diseases including HIV. It will be useful to our workers and patients alike. Biomagnetism was first discovered by Dr. Isaac Goiz of Mexico in 1988 and has been in use for more than 20 years in Americas. Click here for more photos.


Students benefit from first summer camp

CRSS organized our first ever summer study camp in Yunnan Maowangdong rehabilitation village school in August this year. The purpose is let our sponsored student an opportunity to open up to experience the joy of giving to help the needy through teaching of village students. After the events, all the students like the camp so much that they hope to have another one next year.


Let's continue the mission of our smiling angel

The funeral and burial service for late Fr. Luis Ruiz Suarez was completed on the evening of 3 August at the Catholic Cathedral, Macau and St. Michael Cemetery respectively.


Fr. Fernando Azpiroz, Vice-Chairman of CRSS and successor of Fr. Ruiz, said in the homily of Fr. Ruiz funeral mass that he was an angel to reveal the presence of God. Once his mission was accomplished, he has to leave and let God to stay with us. Let us continue Fr. Ruiz’s mission to help the poorest of the poor.
Click here to read Fr. Fernando’s homily:

Click here to read the life of Fr. Ruiz and the memorial card.

CRSS deeply sorrow on death of Founder Fr. Ruiz

Fr. Ruiz passed away on 26 July, Funeral Service scheduled on 3 Aug 2011

Three rehab centers became independent of CRSS aids

The main goal of CRSS is to help marginalized community to become independent. As China provinces improves the living condition of the leprosy community, those rehab centers no longer requires subsidy from CRSS. The Jiangsu Taixing leprosy community recently moved into a new dormitory with much improved living condition. Therefore starting from 1 April, 2011, CRSS stop the living aids to 245 people affected by leprosy there. Two other rehab centers in Fujian Nanping and Fuqing have similar improved living conditions and were also removed from subsidy starting 2nd quarters 2011.

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Our Yinjiang Children Home is safe!

Earthquake of scale 5.8 broke out in Yunnan Yinjiang province at 12:58 on 10 March 2011, causing 16 death and 140+ people casualty. Within 10 minutes, aftershock of scale 4.7, 4.5 and 3.6 were recorded. CRSS Yinjiang Children Home was also affected. One of the outer wall of the garden fall down completely. The children were scared and have to move to a small town outside the city to live for more than a week. Fortunately they are all fine and now moved back to their Home. The Yinjiang Children Home has five children and several workers.


Friends of CRSS - Macau gathering

The first Friends of CRSS gathering was successfully held for our Macau friends on 28 May 2011. About 20 CRSS friends and staff spent a Saturday afternoon with Fr. L. Ruiz, founder of Casa Ricci and many social services organization in Macau, sharing his unique way of serving the most needy in China with his endless energy and devotion. At the end, Fr. Fernando Azpiroz, successor of Fr. Ruiz, spoke about the many ways our friends can support us. Here are a couple of photos of the event.

Volunteer Simon Chung introduced the work of Fr. Ruiz

The group photo

CRSS blog in Chinese is now available

The Chinese version of CRSS blogs is now available.
It contains the Chinese translation or originals of our English and Spanish blogs.
Please visit:

YouTube on story of Fr. Ruiz - Source of Joy

Source of Joy - story of Fr. Luis Ruiz of Macao now available on YouTube

This documentary (31 minutes) is about a Spanish Jesuit priest whose entire life has been dedicated to SERVE God and all those in need. His selfless love has enabled people trapped in darkness and misery to feel God’s warmth, to experience hope, and to drink water from the Spring of Life.

Chinese PuTongHua:

Part 1: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSvWZghC6ws
Part 2: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AIDuWIRi0
Part 3: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPbHBSx6_Oo
Part 4: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9fH4TJTfk4

Part 1: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irw7rqtp8HQ
Part 2: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=900mNT4uxIA
Part 3: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbmFV5wpPnE

Part 1: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS_3l0Ziu0Q
Part 2: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRSSbUY9LVs&feature=related
Part 3: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwMilsmIgwc&feature=related
Part 4: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNBwX6cWy0A&feature=related

This film is dedicated to Fr. Ruiz and to all our benefactors who have supported us.

Qiubei Rehab Center renovation

The Qiubei Rehab Center was first built in 2002 by Casa Ricci. Due to extreme weather condition, it was necessary to renovate the premises to prevent further deterioration. The project was completed in 2010.

The worn down building at the back is a village school, in contrast with the newly renovated rehab center in the front.

Launching of Yunnan Ludeke micro-finance

Ludeke micro-finance was officially launched in Jan 2011 to help the villagers to finance projects to improve their daily living. Ludeke is a small village about 250Km south-east of Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, China.


Retirement of Ms. Eliza Yuen

Our long-time serving staff Ms. Eliza Yuen finished her last day in the CRSS Macau office on 31 Dec 2010. She has worked here for more than 30 years in both Carita and Casa Ricci Social Services. We wish her a happy and rewarding retirement.