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"(Latin: beatus, blessed; facere, to make) The declaration by the pope as head of the Church that one of its members deserves for saintly life as confessor or heroic death as martyr, to be entitled Blessed, that is, regarded as dwelling in the happiness of heaven. The declaration is preceded by a double process, the first consisting of an examination into the life, virtues, writings, and reputation for holiness, or martyrdom, of the Servant of God in question, conducted ordinarily by the bishop of the place in which he or she died or lived a long time. In the case of a martyr no miracles are required in this first process, but they are required for others. The second process, known as the Apostolic process, is instituted by the Holy See in case the first inquiry shows that there is a likelihood of proving that the Servant of God practised virtue to an heroic degree, or died by the heroic death of martyrdom. To go further and obtain canonization, miracles are required for both martyrs and confessors."
In other words, beatification is the last step before being made a Saint. To become a Saint, which is to be cannonized, one must perform a miracle.
[COLOR="Purple"]What is a wedding? Webster's Dictionary defines a wedding as "The process of removing weeds from one's garden."
--Homer Simpson, giving a lecture on marriage
Yes he was, I have the point de vue issue with pictures of it. I enjoyed it very much as I finally got a glimpse of the children of Prince Jean & Helene Vestur (very attractive) and Josephine-Charlotte was their as well which I found very brave, she was wearing a turban to cover her bold head.
This thread is a dedication to the early days... im sure you would all be interested in how they met.. how this love story began... was Sibilla born in luxembourg... did they meet at uni? There are so many questions...
We have all watch the sparks and the romance that started with mary and fredrick... how did there story begin...
We do know that once apon a time in a land far far away there lived a luxembourg prince Guillaume... who lived with his family.....
Would anyone have pictures of Prince Jean that they wouldn't mind sharing with us? I'm working on a Christmas project and I would love to have pictures of Prince Jean from his Baptism. Thanks in advance.