beatification beatification


  1. (n) a state of supreme happiness
  2. (n) the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
  3. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization



  1. Alleged miracles, upon which beatification and subsequent canonization depend, must be diligently checked by expert scientists and doctors.
  2. The beatification process began in 1980, when artist Dave Stevens created a Bettie character in his graphic novel The Rocketeer.
  3. A post-mortem miracle must be verified to reach beatification, and a second for canonization.


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  1. Benedict told reporters that "Romero as a person merits beatification," but Vatican officials removed that quote in an official transcript, keeping only the pope's general praise of the slain prelate as a "great witness to the faith."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Washington Post

  2. "I am happy because the cause (for beatification) is proceeding well," said Dziwisz, who was John Paul's personal aide for decades and was named to the Krakow post after the pope's death. "People are discovering, even those who before watched...
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Stanislaw Dziwisz Source: Forbes

  3. "We came to pray for his quick beatification and also to pray to him to protect our family," said Wojciech Gladysz, who had travelled 350 km (220 miles) from Warsaw with his wife and three children for the anniversary.
    on Apr 1, 2006 By: Wojciech Source: BBC News

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