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be·at·i·fy

 (bē-ăt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. be·at·i·fied, be·at·i·fy·ing, be·at·i·fies
1. Roman Catholic Church To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
2. To exalt; glorify: "There was no dearth of criticism even after Beethoven was beatified" (Paul Henry Lang).

[French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre : Latin beātus, happy; see beatific + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

be·at′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beatification - a state of supreme happinessbeatification - a state of supreme happiness  
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
nirvana, enlightenment - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
2.beatification - the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
3.beatification - (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
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations

beatification

[biːˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nbeatificación f

beatification

[biˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nbéatification f

beatification

beatification

[bɪˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n (Rel) → beatificazione f
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That night a thoroughly happy, completely tired-out Anne returned to Green Gables in a state of beatification impossible to describe.
Cubao diocese campaigns for scavenger's beatification !-- -- Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The journey toward the sainthood of a Filipino scavenger has started.
Once a person is declared venerable, "a miracle through the intercession of the person" is needed to clear them for beatification, at which point the person is declared blessed, Vatican News said.
The Vatican announced the move Saturday, which clears the way for beatification. It comes just weeks after a New York court ruling allowing Sheen's niece to bury him in Peoria, Illinois, where he was ordained, ending years of litigation and allowing the process for sainthood to resume.
NNA - Italian journalist and writer Roberto Ruggiero commented in an interview with NNA on the importance of the Pope Francis signing of Patriarch Hoayek's honoring decree, saying: "Archbishop Elias Hoyek is inevitably on the road to holiness." After explaining the process adopted by the Holy See to announce the beatification, the Italian writer explained that the late Patriarch will be honored at the beginning of the year, after unanimous approval by Vatican experts and the beatification will be held after the vote of cardinals in the church.
Beatification follows once a miracle attributed to the candidate is verified.
In the Catholic Church's saintmaking process, one 'miracle' is necessary for beatification, and a second, after the beatification ceremony, must be certified by Vatican experts for sainthood to be conferred.
He stated this while presiding over a meeting to review the ongoing projects including Sukkur Uplift Programme and Beatification Project.
La Chapelle Santa Cruz, inauguree vendredi apres sa restauration, a abrite hier apres midi, la ceremonie de la beatification des 19 religieux chretiens assassines en Algerie par les groupes terroristes, parmi eux 14 Francais.
Over 30,000 worshippers attended her beatification in Koscaronice, the organisers reported.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki on Wednesday said her ministry is giving training to around two crore women on different subjects including fashion design, mobile servicing and beatification to make them as entrepreneurs, reports BSS.