The speech itself—aimed directly at women and blatant in its beatification of moms—was solid.
To that period belonged the provocation for my play The beatification of Area Boy.
More than a million followers came to Rome for the beatification, and many more are expected when he escalates to sainthood.
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.