beatify beatify  /bi ˈæ tə ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood
  2. (v) fill with sublime emotion
  3. (v) make blessedly happy

Usage(s):

  1. If you beatify him now, there will be a whitewashing of him, which will involve the church in more dishonesty.
  2. That's beginning to look pretty smart unless America is ready to beatify Bolt.
  3. This week Pope John Paul II will beatify Sister Teresa at a Cologne stadium during the Pontiff's five-day visit to West Germany.

News

  • El Salvador presses Pope Francis to beatify Archbishop Romero

    VATICAN CITY -- El Salvador's president gave Pope Francis a relic of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero on Thursday amid mounting indications that the Vatican might soon move to beatify him.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Quotes

  1. Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and Postulator of the Newman Cause said: "We now hope and pray for a positive outcome for the remaining steps of the process to beatify our cardinal."
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: John Henry Newman Source: Total Catholic

  2. "The Maronite Church and the Order of Lebanese Monks asked the Holy Pope Benedict XVI to beatify Lebanese Maronite Monk Estephan Nehmeh," Sfeir said.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Nasrallah Sfeir Source: Daily Star - Lebanon

  3. At his beatification in Poland in June 1983, John Paul II said, "It's a miraculous Providence that wished myself to beatify this great servant of God, right here in Cracow."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Inquirer.net

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