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blessed

1. RC Church (of a person) beatified by the pope
2. the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
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Blessed John Henry Newman, "God the Blessedness of the Soul," in Prayers, Verses, and Devotions (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000), 360-63 passim.
This mastery involves the presence of new active emotions, which constitute blessedness or salvation.
Psalm 72 is an example: "May his name be eternal; while the sun lasts may his name endure; let men invoke his blessedness upon themselves: let all nations count him happy".
Writers have drawn strength from the persistence of memory, documenting transitions, envisioning renewal, drawing strength from a heritage of music and prayer in which the Goan soul is embedded: Hindustani and Carnatic music, Gregorian chants, the loud-throated singing of hymns in chapels and churches, the bhajans in temples, the architecture of temple and church, and above all, the unique Goan home, no matter how humble, always surrounded by a garden, the blessedness of a landscape now being violated.
In the Arabic cultural heritage and as the Yemenis themselves, its name derived from the Arabic word (Yuomn) which means the blessedness or welfare and this agrees with the name of the ancient name Arabia Felix.
According to an item published in the Massachusetts Spy, Worcester's main weekly, "In Boston there is a Matrimonial Agency in full operation, where disconsolate old bachelors and forgotten maidens can be helped out of the forlorn condition of single blessedness, at reasonable rates.
The daily crises of parenting can blind us to the blessedness of the moment.
The centrality of paradox exponentially grows when we apply our theology to anthropological issues: for example, being made in the image of God yet fallen, being determined yet being of free will, and the blessedness of being poor in spirit.
It is [the promoter of the faith's duty] to critically examine the life of, and the miracles attributed to, the individual up for sainthood or blessedness.
Thomas could easily accept the exalted finality of contemplation, but for him, of course, it was attainable only in heaven--the blessedness of being face to face with God.
This of that infamous the Times ago: "Small Chile, How different that will be from today when we can feel, as the Bible suggests, the blessedness that comes with true giving - unalloyed kindness that seeks nothing in return save the pleasure of doing a good turn.