Sr. Nuala Cotter

Assumption Professor and Sister of the Religious of the Assumption

The church is a community of people who are in relationship with Christ. And so I live my life with them and I think that gives me a lot of balance. It certainly gives me a lot of hope most of the time.


Sister Nuala Cotter is an Irish-American who was born on February 18th, 1955. As a child, she lived in Tuckahoe, New York. Her father was a teacher and her mother developed Multiple Sclerosis. She helped take care of her mother, which forced her to grow up faster than she would have liked. She attended Mount Saint Ursula High School, followed by the College of New Rochelle, University of Pennsylvania, and Saint Michaels College. Sister Nuala arrived in Worcester in 1989 to join the Assumption Sisters. In this interview she discusses the community of the Assumption Sisters, her relationship with God, and her life as a professor. She currently is a Theology and English professor at Assumption College and lives on Old English Road, right next to the campus. She elaborates on the prideful people of Worcester and her experiences with the city. She believes it is a special place that is already capable of a lot, but she still offers some advice for how the city can continue to grow and flourish.

Interview Date: 
April 3, 2012
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