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the act of beatifying.
the state of being beatified.
Roman Catholic Church. the official act of the pope whereby a deceased person is declared to be enjoying the happiness of heaven, and therefore a proper subject of religious honor and public cult in certain places.
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Beatification - Wikipedia


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 and Canonization - EWTN.com


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 | Define Beatification at Dictionary.com


Beatification definition, the act of beatifying. See more.

Holy confusion? Beatification, canonization are different


Apr 15, 2011 ... VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The slight differences between a beatification and a canonization are easy to miss, especially when one pope beatifies ...

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Beatification and Canonization


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.

What is beatification and canonization and are they biblical?


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 ...

Dictionary : BEATIFICATION | Catholic Culture


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 ...

Beatification - Congregation of Holy Cross


The Beatification of Rev. Basil Moreau, C.S.C.. By Rev. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C.. From the Foreword of Basil Moreau, Founder of Holy Cross. In 1955 the Cause of  ...