To that period belonged the provocation for my play The beatification of Area Boy.
The speech itself—aimed directly at women and blatant in its beatification of moms—was solid.
More than a million followers came to Rome for the beatification, and many more are expected when he escalates to sainthood.
The decree for the introduction of the cause for the beatification and canonization of Joan of Arc has been signed at last.
But if the beatification of the world is not a work of nature but a work of art, then it involves an artist.
Four miracles are required to be distinctly proved for beatification; and two more for Canonization.
But I could find it in my heart to regret the witch even now that I am on the eve of beatification.
His natural order was, at bottom, the beatification of that to which this equilibrium tended.
To rightly know myself in my relationship, this, they say, is the only qualification for beatification.
But the fellow was obviously out to recommend himself through this beatification, and to share the halo.
c.1500, "act of rendering blessed," from Middle French béatification, noun of action and state from past participle stem of Late Latin beatificare (see beatify). As a papal declaration about the status of a deceased person, it dates from c.1600.