[ US /biˈætəˌfaɪd/ ]
[ UK /biːˈætɪfˌa‍ɪd/ ]
  1. Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
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How To Use beatified In A Sentence

  • He was beatified by the Church of Rome in 1886, and canonized in 1935.
  • The frail nun, who died in 1997 after spending more than six decades caring for the destitute and homeless, was beatified yesterday by Pope John Paul II at a two-hour long ceremony in Rome.
  • Junipero Serra was beatified for sainthood by Pope John Paul II in 1984, at his grave in the sanctuary of Mission San Carlos Borromeo in Carmel, California.
  • Mother Mary of the Passion, who was beatified on October 20, followed St. Francis of Assissi's evangelical spirit of simplicity, poverty and chastity.
  • In these and hundreds of other cases he uses remorse almost as promiscuously as the adjective "awful" is now often popularly used where a much milder word would do, and in his employment of it in relation to his dead wife, it is his sense of profound and unavailing sorrow that he desires to convey by it or his despairing consciousness of his own unworthiness of the woman he had beatified. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • On Friday, Benedict set the date for beatification after declaring that a French nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease was the miracle needed for John Paul to be beatified. Rome scrambles to ready for 2 million pilgrims
  • To become a saint two miracles are needed, one to be beatified and one to be canonised. Times, Sunday Times
  • Previous entry: Monk who gave cappuccino its name beatified Rich commune exists in shadow of dark roots
  • Once he is beatified, John Paul will be given the title "blessed" and can be publicly venerated. Rome scrambles to ready for 2 million pilgrims
  • Mother Teresa is on her way to sainthood, having been beatified by the Pope in a two-hour ceremony in Rome.
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