UISG has a new President and Board
New UISG President and Board
On the 9th and 10th of May the meeting of the 52 Delegates of the 36 Constellations of the UISG took place in Rome. The Council of Delegates elected the new members of the Executive Board, and the Executive Board elected the new President and Vice President of the UISG, who will remain in office until 2025.
Sr. Nadia Coppa, Adorers of the Blood of Christ
Sr. Mary Teresa Barron, Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles
Sr. Roxanne Schares, School Sisters of Our Lady
Sr. Theodosia Baki, Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis
Sr. Graciela Francovic, Daughters of Jesus
Sr. Theresa Purayidathil, Daughters of the Church
Sr. M. Jose Gay Miguel, Teresian Carmelites Missionaries
Sr. Miriam Altenhofen, Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit
Sr. Rita Calvo, Order of the Company of Mary Our Lady
Sr. Antonietta Papa, Missionary Daughters of Mary
Sr. Dolores Lahr, Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry
Sr. Patricia Villaroel, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Sr. Anna Josephina D'Souza, Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate
The newly- elected President's declaration
"For me it is a great joy to welcome this call. I am very grateful for the journey that, as Superiors, we have made together in these years. And it is in the wake of the steps already taken that we will continue to walk together as consecrated women, and a sign of shared life and hope in the Church.
Our mission is to make vulnerability an opportunity to embrace wounded humanity, to welcome one another and to walk together: this is what the Church asks of us and what the world wishes to see from us - women religious."
Sr. Nadia Coppa
Sr. Nadia Coppa was born on 21 January 1973 and has been Superior General of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ since 2017, a congregation whose charism focuses on charity towards God and our neighbour, especially in favour of the poor, the oppressed and the marginalised.
She graduated in Psychopedagogy from the Faculty of Education at the University of Florence, earned two master's degrees: in psychomotricity and pathological addictions, as well as an additional degree in Religious Sciences.
She has worked as an educator in the field of rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addicts in Pisa, as a psychopedagogist and helping abused women, as team coordinator of a centre in Livorno.
She has also been a human and spiritual trainer for lay people and she has practised counselling for women in need.
Within her Congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, she provided several services : as Coordinator and Delegate of the Northern Zone of the Italian Province, General Councillor, General Bursar as well as Superior General.
She was elected President of the UISG on 10 May 2022.