Sister Concetta Robinson, 1917-2002
Born July 27, 1917, Covington, Kentucky
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, March 24, 1935
First Profession June 28, 1937
Died July 10, 2002
When Sr. Concetta was nine years old, her mother died and her father later remarried. Hers became a large close-knit family of nineteen children. She attended Holy Cross School in Latonia where she knew the Benedictine Sisters.
During her 57 years of ministry Sr. Concetta served as a primary teacher in schools in the dioceses of Covington, Kentucky and Pueblo, Colorado. She especially enjoyed teaching at two schools in LaJunta, Colorado. After the LaJunta schools closed, she continued to do parish ministry in LaJunta from 1971-1983. When she returned to Kentucky from the west, she did counseling and tutoring at Prince of Peace School in Covington until 1994.
Sr. Concetta was a generous, gracious and unassuming lady. She quietly took responsibility for tasks that might have gone undone. She took care of the guests in the monastery guest room and was a model of Benedictine hospitality. She loved Mexican food and the people from Colorado who remained her friends. For a number of years she struggled with congestive heart failure and resided in the monastery infirmary. Whenever friends visited and brought her favorites, ginger ale and chocolate candy, Sr. Concetta shared them with anyone who went by her room.