Beatification is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's
entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who ...
The Process of Beatification & Canonization. The process of documenting the life
and virtues of a holy man or woman cannot begin until 5 years after death.
Beatification definition, the act of beatifying. See more.
History. According to some writers the origin of beatification and canonization in
the Catholic Church is to be traced back to the ancient pagan apotheosis.
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 ...
People still living can then request the blessed (if beatified) or saint (if canonized)
to intercede with God on their behalf. The blessed or saint is honored and ...
The beatification of Mother Teresa was conducted Oct. 19, 2003 by Pope John
Paul II. Many believe Blessed Mother Teresa will be named a saint of the
Full Definition of beatify. beatified. beatifying ... beatification. play \-ˌa-tə-fə-ˈkā-
shən\ noun ... She was beatified by the Pope one hundred years after her death.
BEATIFICATION A declaration by the Pope as head of the Church that one of the
deceased faithful lived a holy life and/or died a martyr's death and is now ...
The process of beatification and canonization usually begins in the diocese in
which the proposed saint died. The person must have died at least five years ...