Dr. fra Jure Radić was born on 28 November 1920 in Baška Voda near Makarska. After elementary school in his home town, he graduated from the Franciscan Classical Grammar School of Sinj in 1940. He was ordained a priest in 1943 in Makarska. He received his doctorate from the Catholic Faculty of Theology in Zagreb in 1957. He was briefly parish priest in several parishes, and spent most of his life in Visovac, Makarska and Zagreb as an educator and professor (90 semesters) of seminarians and theologians. He was the guardian and rector of the Franciscan School of Theology in Makarska.
He is a world-renowned expert in the field of malacology, botany and ecology. He is the founder of the Malacological Museum, the “Planina i more" Institute and the Biokovo Botanical Garden Kotišina in Makarska. He is the initiator of scientific conferences and the scientific almanac “Acta Biokovica" on the nature of Biokovo. He collaborated in many natural science journals and editions where he gave a considerable number of scientific papers. He is the author, editor, publisher and translator of many professional and scientific papers on liturgical and theological issues. He was a contributor to numerous books and the author of the book Liturgijska obnova kod Hrvata (Liturgical Renewal among Croats), Zagreb, 1957. (c),75., Moj Misal, I-III (razmatranja), Rijeka; 1957 – 58, 988., Liturgijska obnova u Hrvatskoj, Makarska, 1966, 224., Blago mora, Makarska, 1970, 116., Bilje Biokova, Makarska, 1977, 237., Lice mora, Makarska, 1991, 94.
He died suddenly on 25 July 1990 in Split, and was buried in the City Cemetery in Makarska.