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Castrillo’s ‘Benedictus Paenitentiae’ explores what it means to be Christian

01:30 AM February 27, 2017

The symbol of the crucifix has led the late sculptor Eduardo Castrillo (1942-2016) to create an entire series of sculptures dedicated to the redemptive power of the crucifix.


Known for his massive monuments such as the People Power Monument along Edsa, the deeply spiritual Castrillo paid homage to his faith when he crafted these works.

A few of these rare, deeply personal pieces find their way in a special exhibition, entitled “Benedictus Paenitentiae” at The Gallery, G/F 8 Rockwell, Makati.


Opening on March 1, Ash Wednesday, the exhibit not only demonstrates the immense skill and talent of one of the country’s foremost artist, it also brings our focus back to the real meaning of the cross, and the core tenets of Christianity—an exploration into what it means to be Christian.

Call Galerie Joaquin at 7239418; or visit

The exhibits runs at 8 Rockwell from March 1-13.

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