beatification


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Synonyms for beatification

a state of supreme happiness

the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration

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Last year, the paschal mystery of dying and rising that so characterized Romero's faith, preaching, and his own life and death infused its power into my life as Romero's beatification unfolded at my parish.
The beatification of Del Portillo is seen by experts as confirmation that Opus Dei has normalized its place in the Roman Catholic Church.
The beatification is happening despite a consistent drumbeat of criticism regarding the record-fast speed with which John Paul is being honored, and continued outrage about the clerical abuse scandal: Many of the crimes and cover-ups of priests who raped children occurred on John Paul's 27-year watch.
One result of this is that all those attending the beatification must pay a charge of around $38 U.
Evidence that he performed a miracle is required for the next step, beatification, and now evidence of a further miracle would be needed for him to be declared a saint.
Finally, the process of beatification has begun for Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assasinated at the height of El Salvador's civil war in 1980.
But even under this pope, canonization and beatification are slow, laborious processes.
The results were RIAA gold sales of more than a half-million copies in the United States alone, and the penultimate beatification from Entertainment Weekly, which crowned the album "the `Saturday Night Fever' of the Ecstasy generation.
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR * They may have waited 35 long years, but the many thousands who packed the Divine Savior of the World Plaza for the beatification of Oscar Romero took joy in the moment--and in the memory of the slain archbishop.
Beatification, in which a person is declared "blessed," is a necessary prelude to canonization as a saint.
Summary: Pope John Paul's coffin has been exhumed ahead of his beatification as tens of thousands of people begin arriving in Rome for the event.
The day before Pope Benedict XVI's Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, there will be a 'Cardinal Newman - Special Beatification Conference' at the ICC from 9am-4pm on Saturday, September 18.
The English Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman has had the path to beatification cleared by the Vatican, it has been reported.
Rome -- The beatification process of Luigi Martin and Celia Guerin is nearing completion, he said.
In preparation for her beatification, the remains of Mother Marianne Cope have been removed from her resting place in a settlement for leprosy patients in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, where she served for nearly 30 years.