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Rev Matthew Beovich

Rev Matthew Beovich

Birth
Carlton, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Death 24 Oct 1981 (aged 85)
Adelaide, Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia
Burial Adelaide, Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia
Plot Section: Catholic Western Ground, Row F, Grave No. 182.
Memorial ID 76545581 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Archbishop. Beovic served as Archbishop of Adelaide from December 11, 1939 until his retirement on May 1, 1971. The son of a Croatian migrant, he graduated from the Propaganda Fide College and was ordained to the priesthood on December 23, 1922. Consecrated Archbishop of Adelaide on April 7, 1940, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his services to migrants in 1962. A man of deep personal piety, he guided his diocese through numerous Church reforms, and faced the challenges arising from the political and social changes of the period. Beovich died at Calvary Hospital in North Adelaide, after a blood clot developed in his leg.


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 15 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76545581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Matthew Beovich (1 Apr 1896–24 Oct 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76545581, citing West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .