beatified beatified  /bi ˈæ tə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
  2. (v) declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood
  3. (v) fill with sublime emotion
  4. (v) make blessedly happy

Usage(s):

  1. In May, the pontiff beatified Lucia's two deceased playmates.
  2. In Morrissey's case, his acolytes long ago beatified him as the fragile saint of adolescent misery.
  3. Teresa was beatified after the first one in 2003.

News

  • Blind leper Argentine priest beatified

    A blind leper Argentine priest who traveled on a mule across the country's vast pampas to minister to the poor was beatified on Saturday.
    on September 15, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Asked about Newman's beatification, Cardinal Pell replied: "I would very much like to see Cardinal John Henry Newman beatified. All of his many admirers would like to see this happen soon."
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Cardinal George Pell Source: Times Online

  2. "It will be a great joy for us when he is officially beatified, but as far as we are concerned he is already a saint," Dziwisz said.
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Stanislaw Dziwisz Source: Sunday Herald

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