On the 9th and 10th of May, the meeting of the 52 Delegates of the 36 Constellations of the International Union of Superiors General (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
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 we have made as Superiors in these years. And it is in the wake of the steps already taken, we will continue to walk together as consecrated women as a sign of shared life and hope in the Church. Our mission is to make vulnerability an opportunity to embrace wounded humanity, welcome one another, and 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 neighbor, especially in favor of the poor, the oppressed, and the marginalized.
She graduated in Psychopedagogy from the Faculty of Education at the University of Florence. She earned two master’s degrees: in psychomotricity and pathological addictions and an additional degree in Religious Sciences.
She has worked as an educator in rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addicts in Pisa, as a psychopedagogist, helping abused women, and as a team coordinator of a center in Livorno.
She has also been a human and spiritual trainer for lay people and has practiced counseling for needy women.
Within her Congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, she provided several services: Coordinator and Delegate of the Northern Zone of the Italian Province, General Councillor, and General Bursar, as well as Superior General.
She was elected President of the UISG on 10 May 2022.