Rev Ernest Adam Beck

Rev Ernest Adam Beck

Michigan, USA
Death 14 Nov 1996 (aged 74)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Hampstead, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Mausoleum
Memorial ID 26597711 · View Source
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Pope Paul VI granted a dispensation that allowed Beck to be ordained in Germany as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. A former Lutheran minister, Father Beck, at 42, was married with two children. He was the first American among a handful of Latin Rite Catholic priests who have received dispensations from the Pope to take Holy orders without a vow of celibacy.

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 4 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26597711
  • Timothy Holden
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Ernest Adam Beck (27 Nov 1921–14 Nov 1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26597711, citing Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead, Pender County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .