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