Beatification


Beatification in a general sense refers to the act of beatifying. Beatification is an ecclesiastical procedure through which the Papal figure manifests or exposes that a deceased person enjoys the glory of heaven and is worthy of all kinds of cults thanks to the virtues he possessed. This is a declaration made by the Pope that qualifies him as the head of the church, stating that a given servant of God maintained a life of holiness, that is to say that he has complied with the Christian virtues in such a way that it can be expressed as heroic, and that consequently he obtained a martyr’s death and now enjoys the heavenly divinities.

The organization in charge of studying and analyzing each one of the miracles, heroic virtues and martyrdoms is the Vatican, in addition, this is the one that proposes the different figures of holiness so that the Supreme Pontiff begins to carry out the beatifications, it is the so-called Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The sentence of beatification is not something definitive that is carried out before the canonization; Due to the fact that beatification is the permission to pay a certain tribute or public worship to an entity with certain limitations, for its part, canonization allows the universal veneration of a particular character who is called a saint.

The beatification process can only be offered to those people who have died with a reputation of holiness, that is constant, that there is evidence and that this is disclosed in different places and territories. Beatification can be granted in two ways, which can be for enjoying certain heroic Christian virtues, or martyrdom, that is, he suffered for his faith.