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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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8 of every year a special working holiday to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We have no issue with this festivity, what we want to ensure is to respect the blessed day of Friday and the media played its due role in changing the name of the shopping season,' said an official of CII while talking to reporter.
Angels are pictured as accompanying the Blessed Mother and saying: "Oh, Mary, God has chosen you and purified you, and elected you above all the women of the earth." In the nineteenth chapter of the Qu'ran there are 41 verses on Jesus and Mary.
In observance of the feast, Marian devotees will offer masses, novenas, and special devotions in honor of the Blessed Mother.
After closing prayers, members of the gathered congregation were invited to fill their own vessels with the blessed water and to drink some of it from small cups.
He promised the Blessed Virgin to work towards promoting the practice of praying the Rosary, and so instructed his parishioners.
A daily communicant, he saw the Blessed Sacrament both as food for the soul and as sustenance in the war against God's enemies.
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.
Their spirituality is based on three essential focal points: the Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin and the Pope.
I'm not alone in lamenting the loss of respect for the Blessed Sacrament in our parishes today.
Likewise, the Blessed Virgin Mary was presented as St.
"The tabernacle in which the Blessed Eucharist is habitually reserved is to be one only, and immovable, made of solid and non-transparent material, and so locked as to give the greatest security against any danger of profanation.