Blessed It is a notion that comes from the Latin word beātus. As an adjective, you can qualify that blessed or what was beatified for Pope of the Catholic Church .
The idea can also be used as a noun to name the devout individual who comes to a temple frequently; to the subject who, without settling in community, uses a religious habit ; Yet the woman who carries a religious habit and performs activities on behalf of his community.
Blessed is usually called deceased person who can be honored through a cult once the pope has certified his virtues . The beatification is one of the steps towards canonization : before being considered as holy , the individual in question is declared servant of God , then venerable and in a third stage, blessed .
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints it is the organism of the Holy See which has the function of analyzing the possible beatification of a person . This entity studies the virtues, works and miracles of the blessed potential to finally finalize the declaration in question.
Throughout history, there have been many individuals considered blessed by the Catholic Church, both women and men. One of the many examples was Marianna Biernacka , born in Lipsk, Poland, in 1888, one of the one hundred and eight people that John Paul II beatified just a century after his birth, in 1999.
Marianna Biernacka was born into a Christian family orthodox , but at seventeen he converted to Catholicism. Three years later he married Ludwik Biernacki and had six children. After being widowed, he stayed in the house of one of his children.
In 1943, when the Nazis invaded Lipsk and carried out a cruel mass execution to avenge the death of their soldiers in a nearby village, they tried to capture their son and his wife, who was pregnant, but Marianna begged to be executed. instead; and so they did, taking his life at fifty-five years of age from a shot in cold blood.
On the other hand we have the story of Sebastian by Aparicio Prado , a Spanish Franciscan born in the Kingdom of Galicia in 1502, whose work as a missionary was worthy of admiration. At the age of thirty-one he moved to New Spain, a viceroyalty located in North America in charge of the Crown when he had under his rule the New World, from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There he performed various tasks that boosted livestock and economic growth, until four decades later he gave himself fully to the lifetime religious.
Carlos de Blois , on the other hand, he was born in the French city of Blois in 1319 and held the titles of baron, lord, count and duke. The Catholic Church nicknamed him "Carlos the Holy", although he has not been sanctified. Among the reasons why he was recognized were his way of being and his virtues. After his death, several miracles began to take place at the site of his sepulcher, according to the pilgrims .
Blessed, on the other hand, is called codices made in the Middle Ages which reproduce the comments made by the monk known as Blessed of Liebana about Apocalypse .
There are more than thirty blessed that are at least partially preserved. These codices were written among 10th and 13th centuries to copy the “Commentarium in Apocalypsin” from Blessed of Liebana .
Among the best known blessed are the "Blessed of Fernando I and Mrs. Sancha" , he "Blessed of St. Michael of Escalada" and the “Blessed of San Millán de la Cogolla” .