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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo
Solid ties in the Roman Catholic faith are among the many major influences the Spanish rulers left behind after three centuries of colonialism.
Just as the early teachers of Christianity used icons and symbols to reach out to the people, the friars also used the same instruments to rouse devotion among Filipinos.
From unknown artists of the 19th century, the Ayala Museum brings to the public the icons and symbolisms used to convey the power of faith among Filipinos with the exhibit From Dogma to Devotion: Icons and Symbols in Philippine Religious Art.