Sister Madge Karecki has been selected as the president of St. Augustine College in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sr. Madge, DTh, has served as director of the Office for Mission Education and Animation (Fostering the New Evangelization) at the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2010. She also is a representative of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
Her extensive studies of Franciscanism led to her calling in 1984 to teach Zulu sisters (Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi) in South Africa. Her work in Africa, which included teaching as an associate professor of missiology at the University of South Africa, lasted 21 years.
St. Augustine College was founded in 1999 by Sr. Edith Raidt, a Schoenstatt sister who served as the college's first president. Sr. Madge will be the college's third president, following Michael van Heerden, a priest from the Archdiocese of Cape Town.
Sr. Madge will leave on mission in November. Learn more about the college on its website.