recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a deceased person's entrance into heaven
Beatification (from Latin beatus, blessed, Greek μακάριος, makarios and Latin facere, make) is a recognition given by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and power to help people who pray in his or her name. Beatification is the third of the four steps in the canonization process. A person who is beatified is given the title "Blessed".
- List of all Blesseds in the Catholic Church by Giga-Catholic Information.