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.
Apr 15, 2011 ... VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The slight differences between a beatification and a
canonization are easy to miss, especially when one pope beatifies ...
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 ...
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 ...
Apr 26, 2011 ... As we posted earlier, Pope John Paul II is getting beatified on May 1 in Vatican
City. But what does beatification mean — and is there anything ...
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 ...
Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003. On the
occasion of her beatification, the Missionaries of Charity issued the following ...