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blessed event

Fig. the birth of a child. My sister is expecting a blessed event sometime in May. The young couple anxiously awaited the blessed event.
See also: blessed, event

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Prov. If you do not expect good things to happen, you will not be disappointed when they fail to happen. Ellen: This is going to be the best vacation we've ever had; we're going to have fun every minute of every day. Fred: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jill: Do you think you'll win the contest? Jane: I like to keep in mind that blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

It is better to give than to receive.

 and It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Prov. It is more virtuous to give things than to get them. (Biblical.) Susan told her children, "Instead of thinking so much about what you want for your birthday, think about what to give your brothers and sisters for their birthdays. Remember, it is better to give than to receive." Our charity encourages you to share the good things you have. It is more blessed to give than to receive.
See also: better, give, receive

blessed with something

lucky to have a special quality or character She's been blessed with the sort of slim figure and very good looks everyone else wishes they had.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of blessed with something (to be given something with God's help)
See also: blessed

blessed event

The birth of a baby, as in When is the blessed event expected? This expression combines two senses of blessed, that is, "happy" and "sacred." Today, however, unless used ironically, it is considered cloyingly sentimental. [1920s]
See also: blessed, event
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Blessed Sister Marianne Cope (1838-1918), was a mother to Molokai lepers.
Eventually, Blessed Kateri will become its own parish, probably once the church - and an elementary school that's also in the plans - have been built.
The same ceremony will see Blessed Andre Bessette (Brother Andre) raised to the altars of the Church.
Journeying on to Munich, we reflected on the Saints and Blesseds of the World War II and the Nazi period.
The vigil commemorated the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati [1901-1925], the young Italian mountain climber from Turin, Italy, whom Popes John Paul II and later Benedict XVI have named one of the principal patrons of World Youth Days.
Gaetano Gagliano, now 88 years old, was a disciple and friend of Blessed Giacomo Alberione, founder of the Society of Saint Paul and the Daughters of Saint Paul known for their publishing.
5) The Roman Calendar of saints and blesseds for each day of the year.
The world today and especially young people have the increasing need of the fascinating lives of the saints and blesseds.
In the issue of "Catholic Insight", June 2000, in the story "Saints, Blesseds, Martyrs," you state that the consecration of Russia was completed in 1984.
The 24 priests and lay people are part of a group of Blesseds (beati) proclaimed by the Pope between 1988 and 1992.
YET IN EVERY HERO THERE IS ALSO MUCH TO ADMIRE, AND hat is no less true of Blessed Karol.
YOU can only imagine how loud the profanities were when Brian Blessed realised he'd thrown away a priceless Pablo Picasso sketch.
The Man Who Founded California: The Life of Blessed Junipero Serra.
Maria Romero Meneses was beatified in 2002, 25 years after her death, as the first blessed from Central America.
Beatification, the formal term for declaring someone blessed, is the final step before sainthood, authorizing prayer and devotion to the person.