The Baclayon church complex, originally built by the #Jesuits in the early 18th century and continued by the #AgustinianRecollects after the former’s expulsion from the #Philippines in 1768, stands today as a beacon of faith and a testament of the centuries old devotion of a people. Its thick mamposteria walls, a reminder of turbulent times, not only echo the prayers and petitions of its parishioners, but also serve to protect priceless tangible and intangible reminders of Boholano history and culture.
In this age of new normal and in time for the Museums And Galleries Month 2022, the Diocese of Tagbilaran and the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, in collaboration with the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics, present to the public a narrative of Boholano faith, devotion and traditions through the ages, preserved in the fabric of the historic and storied #BaclayonChurch and reflected in the impressive liturgical arts collection of the soon to be REOPENED #MuseoParroquialdeBaclayon.