Definition of beatify
1 : to make supremely happy
2 Christianity : to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title “Blessed” and limited public religious honor She was beatified six years after her death.
beatificationplay \-ˌa-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of beatify in a Sentence
She was beatified by the Pope one hundred years after her death.
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Their cousin, Lucia, was beatified in 2008, three years after her death at age 97.
The two children were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI went to Fatima in 2010 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their beatification.
If convinced, the congregation sends the case to the pope, who signs a decree saying the candidate can be beatified.
In the end, John Paul beat Mother Teresa’s record-fast beatification by just a few days when he was beatified May 1, 2011.
He will officially be beatified during a Beatification Mass, which will likely happen this fall in Detroit.
Above him, klieg lighting that baked and beatified him.
To be beatified and then canonized, two miracles, almost always medical in nature, need to be confirmed.
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in the Roman Catholic Church : to give a dead person a title of honor for being very good and holy
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