blessed


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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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A congenial, brown-robed friar blessed the pets with holy water, calling each dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil, or police horse by name and touching them gently with his hand.
Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, will be observed this weekend during services where family pets will be blessed.
Finally, when Luciana warned her brother that their parents' marriage, already on the rocks, could not survive both her imminent marriage and his continued refusal to comply with their father's wishes, the future Blessed, in perhaps his saintliest act so far, put aside a life-long distaste for dealing with money and submitted.
Recognizing that committed homosexual relationships are blessed by God is a "fairly urgent pastoral need" in his parish, said Canon Bulmer in an interview.
Later, Jacob's story will include being blessed to be the father of twelve sons, and he will become the patriarch of a "company of nations" (Gen 35:11).
Though many Catholics now say the Rosary every day of the year, the month of May is still regarded as especially devoted to the Blessed Virgin and the Rosary.
Wearing flowers, ribbons and festive costumes, nearly 1,000 animals were led through the procession to be sprinkled with holy water and blessed by Cardinal Roger Mahony - an Easter tradition in Los Angeles for 72 years.
The archbishop also blessed a baptismal font, given by the visiting sisters.
God promises to bless us, as God has blessed God's children throughout the ages, when we return to the Lord our God.
If you are "too sensitive" and "allow things to get to you," you are probably a blessed mourner.