We are overjoyed to share this news. Madonna University President Emerita Sister Rose Marie Kujawa, Ph.D., CSSF, class of 1966, has been honored by Pope Francis.
His Holiness has awarded Sister Rose Marie, the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal in
recognition of her many years of dedicated and selfless ministry to the local and
The award, established by Pope Leo XIII in 1888, is given to Catholics who have demonstrated distinguished service to both the Church and the Papal office. Throughout her six decades of ministry, Sister Rose Marie has worked tirelessly to further the cause of Catholic education, most notably as the sixth president of Madonna University, a position she held from 2001–2015. Since 2015, she has served as Delegate for Consecrated Life for the Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit.