getting the power to give or complete blissful pleasure blissful
- experiencing or bestowing celestial pleasure
- marked by total benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
- Alt. of Beatifical
1630s, from French b
(a.) Alt. of Beatifical
On the third Sunday in Advent 1329, and afterwards in public consistory, John had preached that the souls of those who have died in a state of grace go into Abraham's bosom, sub altari Dei, and do not enjoy the beatific vision (visio facie ad faciem) of the Lord until after the Last Judgment and the Resurrection; and he had even instructed a Minorite friar, Gauthier of Dijon, to collect the passages in the Fathers which were in favour of this doctrine.