Series 15 - Fr Modotti


Date Range1938 - 1970
Quantity196 items
ProvenanceLena Santospirito
Description

Fr Ugo Modotti, a Jesuit priest originally from Udine, came to Victoria in 1938 to be the Chaplain to the Italian Community. He was based at St Ignatius Church in Richmond, like his predecessor, Fr Vincenzo di Francesco (who was at St Ignatius from 1920-1934).

Fr Modotti was most active in Melbourne’s Italian community, but also travelled to other settlements throughout Victoria. In addition to his religious work, he published a journal in Italian, L’Angelo della Famiglia (The Angel of the Family) and organised many cultural events, including plays and lectures on Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Fr Modotti was actually arrested in June 1940 when the Commonwealth Government interned many Italian ‘enemy aliens’. Australian security services suspected Modotti was an ‘ardent fascist’, however he was soon released after the intervention of Archbishop Daniel Mannix.

Mannix was instrumental in the founding of the Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief in June 1940, to assist people affected by internment and unemployment. Mrs Santospirito was a member of the original committee in 1940.

Modotti left Australia in 1946 and did not return, despite the protestations and appeals of the Italian community in Victoria. After working for a short while on Vatican Radio, Modotti then spent time as a Trappist monk at Tre Fontane near Rome and later became a hermit at Camaldoli in northern Italy. In 1959, Modotti was sent to the United States to found the first contemplative hermitage of New Camaldoli in California. Modotti left the Camalodese in 1960 and went to Puerto Rico, where he founded a journal, El Debato. Modotti returned to California in 1966 and worked at a parish in Fresno, California. In 1970, Modotti was selected by Pope Paul VI to establish a Catholic media organisation, Media Mark Communications. Modotti retired in June 1971. He died in his sleep in December 1971. (For more information on Fr Ugo Modotti, see Anthony Cappello, ‘Italian Australians, the Church, War and Fascism in Melbourne 1919-1945’, (MA Thesis, 1999, Victoria University).

This series comprises material from two accessions. The records from the first accession (SANT2000/0001) consist of correspondence between Mrs Santospirito and Fr Modotti following his departure from Australia in 1946. The second accession (SANT2000/0002) covers the date range 1938 to 1946. This personal correspondence provides further information on Mrs Santospirito’s experiences as President of the Archbishop’s Committee and her activities following her resignation in 1955.

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Inventory Listing

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 January 1958

Mr Dwyer; renewal of passport; witnesses Dr Toal, Ray Triado; Mr Russo; Arthur Calwell; Our Lady Mediatrix of all Graces; form of petition to Pope.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 January 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00453 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Fr Modotti

draft notice; mission at St George's Carlton.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00454 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 20 March 1963

birth at Ballarat; financial loss; Godmother; Bishop Fox's sister; Bruna Benedetti; Modotti's illness; visit to New Camaldoli; Fr Carlo; Don Clemente; Dick Lamaro; Institute of Our Lady of Guadalupe; failure to visit Modotti; Sisters of St Joseph; Fr Pio; Modotti's retreats; Anthony Santospirito; family news; Maria Triaca; family communication; Death of Bishop Re; Archbishop Simonds jubilee; Archbishop Mannix's health; Marie Daly; Arthur Calwell.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 March 1963    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00455 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 August 1954

Masses for Fr Bongiorno; Gerard Santospirito; Anthony Santospirito; Patrick Peyton pamphlets; Jesus in the Psalms; Italian newspaper; Arthur Calwell; Archbishop Mannix; attitude of members of the Archbishop's Committee; advice to resign; Fr Carlo; Modotti's books at Power Street; Fr Nazario; repairs to Modotti's cell; Mrs Galmacci; Fr Clemente.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 August 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00456 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 26 April 1960

Mass for Modotti and Fr Carlo; Archbishop Mannix; Anthony Santospirito; Vincenzo D'Amico; permission to visit Australia; Bishop Re; Fr Crosilla; Fr J. Heffy; Antonio Santospirito's death; Don Marino; Don Clement.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 April 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00457 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti

Fr Bonifacio; Gifts; Fr Pio; Maria Triaca; Pia Triaca; Bernadette Santospirito; Gabrielle Santospirito; May Noonan; religious plays; Cardinal Antonietti; Giuliana Del Pelopardi; Joe Santamaria.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00458 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti

Page 1 missing; Modotti at the Rectory; Mother Theophane; Florence Hagelthorne;

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00459 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 18 November 1968

Page 1 missing; Fr Bonifacio; shrine of St Anthony; Joe Santamaria's health; Frank Cincotta's death; Antonio Santospirito; Fr Pio; Mass offering.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 November 1968    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00460 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
No Item allocated to this number.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00461 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 29 November 1968

Blessings received; Triaca family financial problems; Death of Fr Pio; Fr Raffaele; page 2 missing.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 November 1968    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00462 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito

visit to New York; Modotti's program; Fr Carlo.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00463 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Fr Carlo

His treatment in Australia and California; supposed aspiration to be General; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00464 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito

Driving licence.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00465 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 4 August 1965

visit to Puerto Rico; Don Marino; Fr Teodoro; Fr Pickering; Fr Pio; Dr Toal; Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Trieste; Fr Mason SJ; Fr Carlo; Bishop Lyons; Baroness Gabrielle; Don Aliprando general; Death of Guido Triaca; death of Sister Angelica Triaca; Maria Triaca teaching Italian at Merton Hall; Modotti's work in Australia; Fr Kelly SJ; Fr Stormon SJ; Anthony Santospirito; Club Hotel Moe.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 August 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00466 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 May 1966

Gerard Santospirito; Calwell family; Fr Pio; Modotti's pilgrimage to Israel; Option for Modotti to stay in Verona.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 May 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00467 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 July 1964

His health; proposed second visit to Italy; Vatican Council; Mrs Roberts; Mrs Cincotta; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 July 1964    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00468 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 November 1951

Unico Cipriani; Cesare Dogulli; landing permit.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 November 1951    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00469 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 26 September 1966

Scripture lectures in Fresno California; Gerard Santospirito; past failures; Anthony Santospirito; Mrs Santamaria's health; Arthur Calwell; Fr Pickering; Fr Sharkey; Bongiorno family.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 September 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00470 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 June 1970

Trip to Italy and Lourdes; Ina Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 June 1970    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00471 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 8 July 1970

Trip to Lourdes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 July 1970    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00472 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 16 August 1967

Death of Jo Romanin; Bishop Lyons' health; Modotti in Corcoran parish California; publication of book; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 August 1967    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00473 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 18 July 1970

Postcard; Lourdes; Ina Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 July 1970    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00474 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 December 1965

Breakdown; Institution of St Stephen; preparation of deacons for Latin America; renunciation of rector, seminary of Puerto Rico; Archbishop Davis; Sannta Fe; retirement; two sisters at Verona; bishops of Australia; Monsignor Lyons; Sale; Fr Peyton.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 December 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00475 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 15 May 1968

relic of St Pius X; St Vincent's Hospital; Sr Faustina; Dominic Santospirito; Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carlton; Grotto at Corcoran, California; Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 May 1968    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00476 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Ticket; Canonization of Francesc Xavier Cabrini.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00477 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Masses; play at Fresno City Theatre; miracle at Tepeyac; Juan Diego.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00478 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 May 1976

Santospirito children; sister of Modotti; Lourdes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 May 1976    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00479 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 25 December 1961

Christmas greetings.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 25 December 1961    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00480 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, St Raphael 1962

Pia Triaca; Maria Triaca; Santospirito's proposed visit to Puerto Rico; Mrs Roberts; Fr Pio; Proposed trip to Rome; canonisation of Peter Julian Eymard; St Raphael; Velia Virgona; Enrico Virgo; Archbishop Mannix; Arthur Calwell; Annetta Pidutti; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1962    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00481 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 7 November 1966

Fr Pickering; Masses; cutting from "The Register"; Arthur Calwell; Federal election; Dr Toal; Fr Tobias Borriero; Antonio Santospirito; Jack Bongiorno; Dr Simonds.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 November 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00482 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 14 December 1967

Modotti's health; Gerard Santospirito; Medical Board hearing; relic of Pius X; Sr Mary Peter Fennessy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 December 1967    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00483 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Postcard; Puerto Rico.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00484 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, no date

first page missing; Fr Pio; Fr Raffaele; Fr Pickering; Ferruccio Romanin; Bishop Stewart; proposal for Modotti to visit Australia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00485 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 14 December 1965

Fr Pio; Masses; Fr Raffaele; Fr Carlo; Anthony Santospirito; Santospirito's varicose veins; Fr Jack Heffey; Fr Des O'Connor SJ; Anthony Santospirito to work in Darwin; Dick Lamaro; Ray Triado.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 December 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00486 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 4 July 1960

Postcard; Pompeii; Mass for Antonio Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 July 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00487 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Fr Raffaele, 12 April 1965

Trip to Italy; Fr Pickering; Fr Pio; Harry Steward; Anne Buck; Christine Buck; Francesca Barca; Kay Roberts; Moya Frawley; Bianca Albertelli.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 April 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00488 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, no date

first page missing; Gerard Santospirito; Anthony Santospirito; Modotti's holiday; Fr Pio; Kay Roberts.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00489 Box Number 15.1 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito, no date

envelope; Modotti to Santospirito 9 Oct 1961.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00490 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 8 October 1961

Fr Carlo; correspondence; widh to meet Modotti; Lucille Meehan; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 October 1961    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00491 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 April 1950

Retrieval of Parcel; American Express notification; Fr Maria Raffaele Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 April 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00492 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 September 1964

Anthony Santospirito; Monastic life; Gerard Santospirito; Pope John 23; Modotti's work at Vatican Radio; Archbishop Mannix; Regina Gobbo.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 September 1964    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00493 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 10 July 1947

Guido Modotti; Angelo della Famiglia; Raffaele Mercurio; death at St Vincent's Hospital; Val Adami.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 10 July 1947    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00494 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 November 1953

restrictions on correspondence; visits; Fr Carlo; Sr Angelica Triaca; collection for Modotti's cell; Santospirito's recognition by Italian government; Modotti's trials; Santospirito's proposal to become a Franciscan Tertiary; committees; Antonio Santospirito's cinema venture.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 November 1953    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00495 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 1 April 1965

Fr Frank Murphy; Fr Francis Sharkey; Fr Pio; Anthony Santospirito in Darwin; Fr Des O'Connor SJ; Fr Ronald Pickering; Dr Toal; Jean Virgona; Lena Virgona; Modotti's proposed trip to Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 April 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00496 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 January 1966

Modotti's health; Plan for Deacons; trip to Italy; proposed trip to Australia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 January 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00497 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 7 March 1965

Postcard; seminary chapel; Fr de Francesco; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 March 1965    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00498 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 April 1966

Postcard; pilgrimage to Holy Land.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 April 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00499 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 24 October 1960

Modotti's difficulties; Don Clemente; Modotti's cell; Dr Santoro's recognition; Mother Gennarina; Fr Tornese; Don Marino Di Benedetto's health; Fr De Francesco; Scalabrinian Fathers; Anthony Santospirito; Santospirito's proposed trip to Italy; Dick Lamaro; Ferruccio Romanin ordination.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 October 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00500 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, no date

Modotti's health; Modotti's trip to Holy Land.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00501 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Fr Raffaele to Santospirito, 8 April 1963

Fr Pio's prayers for named persons; confession with Fr Pio; cost of bed for Casa Sollievo di Sofferenze.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 April 1963    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00502 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti, Fr Bonifacio to Santospirito, 29 March 1969

Meeting with Modotti; Fr Carlo.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 March 1969    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00503 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 August 1959

Modotti's health; Novitiate at New Camaldoli; Fr Borriero; The Advocate.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 August 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00504 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 4 August 1967

Don Marino Di Benedetto; Gerard Santospirito; Lena Gobbi; Flavio -; Giuseppe Romanin's death; Anthony Santospirito; Fr Des O'Connor; second page missing.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 August 1967    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00505 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 26 October 1951

Masses; Fr Pickering; Modotti's lectures on bible; Fresno Cathedral; Fr Smith; liturgy changes; Gerard Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 October 1951    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00506 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 5 July 1960

Fr J. Heffy; Fr O'Callaghan; Masses for Antonio Santospirito; Mrs Amelia Dozzi; Santospirito's faults; Mother Gennarina; financial problems.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 July 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00507 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from R.F. Beare to Modotti, 24 June 1945

Hawthorn Town Hall Ball; prisoners; Angelo della Famiglia; Risveglio.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 June 1945    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00508 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Arthur Calwell to Santospirito, 12 June 1947

Commander Morone; Magi's fiancee; Landing permit; Modotti's proposed return.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 June 1947    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00509 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 15 February 1961

Trip to Italy; meeting with Modotti; Mother Philomena; Advocate; "Divine Love"; Dr Toal; Fr J. Heffey; Fr Wilfrid Thibodeau; Fr Beaulieu; Fr Bongiorno.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 February 1961    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00510 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 7 February 1958

Postcard.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 February 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00511 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 6 February 1958

Postcard; trip to United States; Don Marino Di Benedetto.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 February 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00512 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 15 June 1959

Fr Borriero; Fr General; Novitiate at New Camaldoli; Proposed new foundations; Don Marino Di Benedetto; Fr Carlo; Fr Smith; Fr Tornese; Joe Santamaria.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 June 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00513 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 January 1959

Santospirito's award; Santospirito's proposed trip to Italy; New foundation.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 January 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00514 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Remembrance Card; Modotti's profession as Cistercian; M. Raphael Modotti.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 May 1950
Inventory Identifier SP-00515 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Photo; Modotti with niece Lisetta, 1932.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 November 1952
Inventory Identifier SP-00516 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
"The Register"; newspaper article; Modotti's lectures on the psalms; "Jesus in the Psalms and Liturgy"; Modotti's history.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 September 1966
Inventory Identifier SP-00517 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti, no date

Circular Letter; New Camaldoli; land at Big Sur, California; appeal for funds; cottages for hermits.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00518 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 15 September 1960

Death of Dominic Modotti; Don Marino Di Benedetto; Santospirito's faults; Anthony Santospirito; Mrs Dozzi; Fr Wilfrid Thibodeau; Mother Gennarina; Fr Tornese; Don Teobaldo Modotti; Fr De Francesco.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 September 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00519 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Newspaper cutting; "The Corcoran Journal"; dedication of Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto; Our Lady of Lourdes Church Corcoran; Modotti.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 November 1968
Inventory Identifier SP-00520 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 July 1960

Masses for Antonio Santospirito; Mrs Dozzi; Masses for Concetta Cincotta; Ray Triado; Guido Galmacci; Arthur Calwell; Fr J. Heffey's proposed foundation.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 July 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00521 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 17 November 1960

Masses for Mrs Dozzi; Dick Lamaro; Santospirito's proposed trip to Italy; Don Marino Di Benedetto's eye problem; Fr Cappello SJ; Arthur Calwell; Modotti's driving licence; Amelia Dozzi; Mother Gennarina; Pastorelle Sisters; Cabrini Sisters; Mother Candida jubilee; Mother Bernardina in Montreal.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 November 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00522 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 25 June 1960

Antonio Santospirito's death; Mrs Dozzi; Modotti's health; Amelia Dozzi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 25 June 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00523 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from James Gobbo to Santospirito, 31 August 1953

Modotti a recluse; Reason for Modotti not returning to Australia; new cell for Modotti; appeal for funds for cell; Modotti books; Dr Toal.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 31 August 1953    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00524 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
to Santospirito

envelope; Big Sur California; book.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 23 January 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00525 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Santospirito to Modotti, 28 November 1960

Dick Lamaro; Ferruccio Romanin ordination; Celso Romanin; Santospirito's profession: Eucharistic Confraternity; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Fr Thibodeau; Arthur Calwell; Archbishop Mannix; Mrs Dozzi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 November 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00526 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 March 1966

Modotti's health; convalescence at Verona; proposed work at seminary for Latin America in Verona; feasibility of trip to Australia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 March 1966    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00527 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 September 1964

Modotti's health; proposal to retire; Modotti's sisters; Joe -; Calwell family; Fr Pio; Paul Mahoney; "the Advocate";

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 September 1964    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00528 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 June 1960

Dr F.M. Toal; Modotti's health; Invitation to work at the Catholic University, Puerto Rico; Protestants of Puerto Rico; Don Marino Di Benedetto; Masses for Mrs Dozzi; death of Antonio Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 June 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00529 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 August 1960

Dominic Modotti's death; Masses for Antonio Santospirito; Puerto Rico; communism; Dr F. Toal; Masses for Mrs Dozzi; Catholics of Puerto Rico; weekly newspaper; Catholic University Radio; Modotti's book; Don Teobaldo Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 August 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00530 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 12 December 1960

Certificates; Arthur Calwell; Fr Patrick Peyton Rosary Crusade; Cuba; religious situation in South America; communism.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 December 1960    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00531 Box Number 15.2 Series 15
Newsclipping from The Advocate: Modotti; arrival in Australia; history of Modotti
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1938
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SP-02568 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito 28 February 1939

Apology for hurting Santospirito

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 February 1939
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02569 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito

Christmas greetings

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 25 December 1940
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02570 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 3 December 1940

Thanks for success of bazaar

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 December 1940
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02571 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Maria, Gerard and Anthony Santospirito, April 1941

Thanks for remembering Modotti's feast day

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range April 1941
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02572 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 18 January 1942

Prayers for Santospirito; her health; his breviary picture of St Agnes

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 January 1942
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02573 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 18 January 1942

Santospirito’s weak points; retreat; Italian community in Sydney; their spiritual needs; Dozzi family; novitiate of Little Sisters of the Poor at Randwick; poem for Amelia Dozzi enclosed; Santospirito’s health and visit from Vaccari; Bartie Rodriquez; Dr Stewart; Fr J. Opie; Antonio Santospirito; Cetta Rodriquez; copies of Vade Mecum and Massime Eterne for Fr La Rosa.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 January 1942
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02574 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 1 April 1942

Thanks for kind wishes and present

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 April 1942
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02575 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 1 January 1943

Thanks for Christmas donation

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 January 1943
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02576 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 29 June 1943

Thanks for Christmas donation

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 June 1943
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02577 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 11 November 1943

Thanks also on behalf of Dr Mannix

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 November 1943
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02578 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 16 January 1944

Birthday greetings; thanks for help to Fr De Francesco and Fr Modotti

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 January 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02579 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 April 1944

Easter greetings; thanks for help and attentions during Modotti’s sickness; St Vincent’s Hospital.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 April 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02580 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 11 June 1944

Modotti’s trip to Sydney; Meeting with Phil.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 June 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02581 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 June 1944

Santospirito indispensible; Calwell to draft telegram; Fr O’Callaghan’s cousin Conny Boon to join Little Sisters of the Poor; Mr Boon; G. Vaccari; internees to be housed with Little Sisters of the Poor; Holy Father’s reply to telegram for fund; Sister Annetta; Sister Tarcisius; Sister Agnes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 June 1944 - 13 June 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02582 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 August 1944

Trip to South Australia; thanks for help in Modotti’s work; urgings to concentrate on the Lord and his glory; Modotti’s coming mission to the Italians; his address in Adelaide; release of Barty Rodriquez from work; Albanese; proposal for Italians to join Army labour corps; instructions for assistance of Fr Galante; the new committee.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 August 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02583 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 23 August 1944

Address at Manresa Norwood; leaflet for distribution among Melbourne Italians; Fr O’Callaghan and Mass for children; Fr Grace; Santospirito and other ladies of madre cristiani to approach Dr Mannix or Dr Simonds to say Mass.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 23 August 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02584 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 29 August 1944

Barty Rodriquez’s health; successful mission in South Australia; Modotti’s movements; Fr Galante’s progress; New issue of Angelo della Famiglia; progress of dictionary; article of Fr Jordan; Santospirito’s relations in South Australia; Mrs Mongiat.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 August 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02585 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 1 September 1944

New subscriptions for Angelo della Famiglia della Famiglia; stray sheep; priests’ retreat.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02586 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 September 1944

Priests’ retreat; Santospirito’s help; Santospirito’s fear of paining Modotti; Modotti’s pride in Santospirito’s work; Fr De Francesco; novenas for mission; Angelo della Famiglia della Famiglia; dictionary; Santospirito’s relations in Adelaide; Tasmanian subscribers to Angelo della Famiglia; Fr Fitzgerald; copies of Angelo della Famiglia for prisoners of war; letter from Fr Doody, Nambour; Dr Duhig; parcels for prisoners; Barty Rodriquez’s health; proposal to give prisoners information about Australia; Fr Galante; Mr Boon; Giannaccini; Giorgio; Dante Triaca; bazaar; Mrs Mongiat’s health; Bruna Benetti; mission Mass; Stella; Fabbio; service of Modotti’s car.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02587 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 6 September 1944

Dictionary proof; Elda Nicoletti; Elda Vaccari; number of pages; Mr Lynch.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02588 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 7 September 1944

Material for dictionary

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02589 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 September 1944

Article for Spigoleture Letterarie section of Angelo della Famiglia; Gina; feast of Our Lady; Priests’ retreat.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02590 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 September 1944

Pleased with Santospirito’s work; more material for dictionary; Fr De Francesco’s title to be used; La Piccola Guida; second issue of Angelo della Famiglia; petrol tickets needed; Fr Galante to help with mission; copy of Dante’s Divine Comedy requested.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02591 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 10 September 1944

Material for dictionary; phonetic key; instructions for Elda Nicoletti; mission started.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 10 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02592 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 11 September 1944

Pagina del pubblico for October issue of L'Angelo della Famiglia

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02593 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 15 September 1944

Thanks for everything; letter to Teresa Vigano; Santospirito’s concerns about Cavour Club; Mrs Sartori; Jean and her mother; “G’s” need for Modotti and Calwell; Fr Egan; date of bazaar; leaflet proof returned; Mrs Mantello; success of dances; bicycle from Nino Borsari; instructions on letters for Fr Galante; Modotti’s need for rest; Mass for Carmel Virgona.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02594 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 September 1944

Dances at Cathedral Hall twice a month

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02595 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 September 1944

Santospirito’s sensitiveness; Modotti not pained by Santospirito; her difficult position; need to maintain unity; proposal to hire Cathedral Hall twice a month; situation in Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02596 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 September 1944

Re picture of Dr Beovich, Archbishop of Adelaide.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02597 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 23 September 1944

Material for L'Angelo della Famiglia; English lesson; pronunciation key.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 23 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02598 Box Number 15.3 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

News of Santospirito's ill health.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1944?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02599 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 27 September 1944

Santospirito’s health; material for Angelo della Famiglia; meeting of bishops on immigration

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02600 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 September 1944

Situation of Italians in Port Pirie; copies of Angelo della Famiglia for Dr Duhig; Most Reverend P.F. Farrelly of Grafton a subscriber.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02601 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 October 1944

Date of arrival in Melbourne.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 October 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02602 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Sickness of Antonio Santospirito

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1944?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02603 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 December 1944

Pain caused by Modotti to Santospirito; her sense of failure

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02604 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 19 December 1944

Gratitude for all Santospirito’s work; Christmas Mass; poem, 'The Work of God'.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02605 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Christmas card from Modotti to Santospirito

Christmas card

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 25 December 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02606 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from John E Perkins (for Cathedral Administrator) to the Director, Red Cross Society, 26 February 1945

Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; play directed by P Magi; orchestra under Maestro Briglia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 February 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02607 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Draft program for 'Scampolo'

Draft program for evening for Red Cross; Scampolo; play by D. Nicodemi; Cathedral Hall; St George’s Hall.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02608 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Fr Galante; Mr B.Dimattina a donor to Red Cross.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02609 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 March 1945

Arrived in Sydney; gratitude to Santospirito; his bad temper; mission to Italians of Sydney; Magi; cutting from Daily Telegraph for Albanese to put in Angelo della Famiglia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02610 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Request from Fr Centauro to send slides

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02611 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 March 1945

Papers for Sylvia (Comini?); P.O.W. Vincenzo Bruno; Lena La Spina Cowley of Innisfail; Angelo della Famiglia; Piccola Guida; Mr Mongiat; Power Street garden; payment of wages and expenses; Magi’s case; Fr Centauro; Monsignor Fox; Page Printing; Battista Stella’s marriage; Modotti’s car repairs.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02612 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 March 1945

Correspondence from Cremean; translation of appeal; Vaccari to advise on notice to subscribers where to pay subscriptions; appeal by Italia Libera; appeal by Risveglio; printing and posting of appeal; preparation of envelopes by Albanese; Masses by Fr Galante; film 'Song of Bernadette'; Magi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02613 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Veronica Cappadona, no date

Request for her to sing at Red Cross concert 8 April 1945.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1945?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02614 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 March 1945

Articles from Fr Galante; correspondence from Ira Roberts for Calwell; case of persecution; wish to meet Fr Centauro in Sydney; meeting with Dr Gilroy; gratitude for Santospirito; advertising of dance; Magi.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02615 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Telegram from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 March 1945

Telegram; mass for Mario Saletta

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02616 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 11 March 1945

Enclosed telegram from J.L. Cremean; distribution of war loan appeal countermanded by Santospirito; Modotti’s reply to telegram; Modotti’s arrangement with Cremean and Calwell for distribution of Vaccari’s message; translation of Calwell’s message; 3rd Victory loan; distribution of Modotti’s message with Angelo della Famiglia; Vaccari’s ordering of Angelo della Famiglia; Santospirito’s action; approval of archbishops; meeting with Fr Centauro; Modotti’s movements; Sylvia Comini; Mrs Lauricella’s Masses; Mrs Fabris begun lessons; Magi’s case; Red Cross evening.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02617 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 March 1945

Correspondence brought by Fr Centauro; Dr Costero’s reply; Modotti’s promise to look after Dr Costero’s boy; Santospirito or Fr Galante to deal with Costero.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02618 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 6 March 1945

Thanks to Santospirito; hall.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02619 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Telegram from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 March 1945

Telegram; instructions to print appeal

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02620 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Telegram from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 March 1945

Telegram of same date; air mail letter; instructions on handling of dispute with Vaccari; missions to Baknkstown and Woolloomooloo communities; lecture on Dante; paper for 'Massime Eterne'; Page Printing; encouragement in difficulties.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02621a Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Calwell to Modotti, 13 March 1945

Copy of telegram from Vaccari to Cremean dated 12 Mar 1945; Modotti’s opinion sought; Vaccari’s objections to distribution of message by separate mail; war loan appeal; Calwell’s view; countermanding of Vaccari’s arrangements by Santospirito on behalf of Modotti; copy of Modotti’s reply to Calwell dated 14 Mar 1945; no arrangement with Vaccari.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02621b Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 March 1945

Whether Modotti displeased with Santospirito; Vaccari’s behaviour; Red Cross play; Verona Cappadona; Albanese and April issue; Fr Galante prejudiced against Fr Attanasi; distribution of 'Massime Eterne' to Australian bishops; letter drafted by Modotti; advertising of Good Friday Service; copy of Angelo della Famiglia for Davino Zadro; Modotti’s return.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02622 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 March 1945

Death of Modotti's mother.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02623 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 23 March 1945

Modotti’s mother; his feelings towards her; thanks to Santospirito; Magi received summons.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 23 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02624 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 24 March 1945

Letter from Fr Fitzgerald; urgent notice for Angelo della Famiglia; notice for feast of Our Lady of Pompeii; 'Massime Eterne'; Mr Cox and paper quality; petrol tickets; proposal of Lena Tizio for hall; success of missions; cheque from Mrs Lauricella;

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02625 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Giuseppe Santamaria to Modotti, 28 March 1945

Draft communication; Giovanni Motzo; prisoner of war; Rina Noce Portotorres; Sardegna.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 March 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02626 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 11 May 1945

Dr Mannix’s appeal; motor bike for Fr Galante; debutante ball; mission in New South Wales.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 May 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02627 Box Number 15.4 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 23 April 1945

Anthony Santospirito unwell

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 23 April 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02628 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 June 1945

Photographic booklet of Goulburn

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 June 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02629 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 May 1945

His address at Yenda.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 May 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02630 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 31 July 1945

Appreciation of Santospirito's co-operation

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 31 July 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02631 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 August 1945

Anxiety about Santospirito and Anthony Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 August 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02632 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 October 1945

Mass for Santospirito; thought from Blessed Gemma: not to worry.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 October 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02633 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Menu from dinner for Catholic Welfare Organisation, 8 October 1945

Complimentary dinner for auxiliaries and friends of Catholic Welfare Organisation; menu; autographs of eleven persons including Modotti, Elizabeth Calwell, Mary Daly, Valerie Heinze: Lady Mayoress, E. Delahunty, B. Mahoney.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 October 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02634 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 27 October 1945

Santospirito unhappy; Modotti not unhappy; happiness in working for God; request from Provincial for Modotti to go to Sydney.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 October 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02635 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 29 October 1945

Arrival in Sydney.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 October 1945
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02636 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 September 1944

Advice of 19 Sep 1944; further advice on dealing with difficult situations; encouragement; Fr Galante; distribution of Angelo della Famiglia to prisoners of war; Bishop O’Collins of Ballarat; Fr T. McCarthy, Deputy Chaplain General; paper to be sent to control officers; number of copies needed; copies for South Australia; Fr E. Conlan, chaplain.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 September 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02637 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 16 January 1946

Modotti’s last letter from Melbourne; birthday wishes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02638a Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 17 January 1946

Birthday blessings

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02638b Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 18 January 1946

Boat delay.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 18 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02639 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 January 1946

Rose Palamara to be coopted to Archbishop’s Committee; thanks to Santospirito for her cooperation.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02640 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 January 1946

Modotti’s feelings on leaving Melbourne; Santospirito’s assistance and ideal; patience of Antonio Santospirito; Modotti’s bluntness and intolerance; donation of watch by Santospirito and Antonio Santospirito; Santospirito’s parcel for Guido Modotti; parcels for Modotti’s sisters, Ines Dorella and Giuseppina Locatelli; departure date.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02641 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 January 1946

Watch received; departure date; encouragement for Santospirito; Bruna Benetti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 January 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02642 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 February1946

Telegram; letter and parcel; departure.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02643 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 February 1946

Thanks for Santospirito’s kindness; collecting parcel; Fr La Rosa’s apology regarding Il Risveglio and Italia Libera; Mass for all.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02644 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 February 1946

Stop at Fremantle; parcel from Fr O’Connell; cable from Anthony Santospirito and Maria Santospirito; description of passengers and accommodation; the Anglo Catholic padre; next port; life on board;

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02645 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 15 February 1946

Stop at Fremantle; Modotti’s visit to St Louis school; Italian class started by Modotti; life on board; discussion on immigration and Calwell; fancy dress ball; film: “Song of Bernadette”; sea snake sighted; Fr McEvoy; arrival at Aden; Santospirito’s help remembered.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02646 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 February 1946

Life on board; soldier passengers; news of Josephine Palamara; anxiety about Modotti’s future; Giuseppe Santamaria; Modotti’s plans for pilgrimage to Lisieux and Lourdes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 February 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02647 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Telegram from Modotti to Santospirito, 4 March 1946

Telegram; condolences to Palamara family.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02648 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 4 March 1946

Sad news about Josephine Palamara; Sinai and Suez Canal; thanks for spare clothes from Santospirito; life on board; history of the sea between Sicily and North Africa; arrival at Tilbury; Santospirito’s letter; Santospirito says she is not cut out for social life; Modotti seeking permit to go to Rome; anxiety about his future.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02649 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 March 1946

Telegram; arrival date.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02650 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 March 1946

Effort to obtain permit to go to Rome; Calwell’s influence at Australia House; places of interest in London; talk with Beasley and the Italian representative; Vaccari; proposed visit to prime minister of Italy: De Gasperi; departure for Paris; Sister Bernardine; conditions in England; Santospirito’s telephone call.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02651 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Postcard from Modotti to Anthony, Gerard and Maria Santospirito, 26 March 1946

Paris post card.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02652 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Postcard from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 March 1946

Paris post card; Montmartre; travel to Lisieux impossible.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02653 Box Number 15.5 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 March 1946

Arrival in Lourdes; Mass at the grotto; Modotti’s feelings at being in Lourdes; conditions in France; Modotti’s movements.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 28 March 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02654 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 1 April 1946

Modotti’s family in Savona; his mothers illness and death; destruction in Italy; loss of luggage; political and economic situation in Italy; material for suits needed; Sergio Rangan; interest in Australia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 April 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02655 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 April 1946

Arrival in Rome; conditions in Italy; unexploded shell in Genoa cathedral; assistance from the Holy See; communists; Christian Democratic Party; referendum on the monarchy; proposal to visit the Eolian Islands with Fr De Francesco; Giuseppe Ottobre.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 April 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02656 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 24 April 1946

Thanks for good wishes and pamphlet from Sister Theophane; need for confidentiality: difficulties raised about Modotti’s return to Australia; thanks for Santospirito’s help to Modotti’s family; Guido Modotti’s losses; need for Mass stipends.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 April 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02657 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 April 1946

Bazaar; family life in Rome; administrative elections; Christian Democratic Party; De Gasperi’s faith; trip to the Eolian Islands; remembers friends in Australia; desire to return; relatives of Gangitano, M. Sperioni, Ugo Mori; Seline Rossato and Maria Santalucia; 1947 Catholic Italian Calendar; Fondo Assistenza and Fondo Stampa.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 April 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02658 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 May 1946

Success of bazaar; filo drammatica; maestro Briglia; trip to Eolian Islands postponed; interview with Bishop Re of Lipari; Giuseppe Santamaria; Modotti asked to work on Vatican Radio; Italian broadcasts; broadcast of canonisation of Mother Cabrini; referendum and elections; Sylvia Comini’s aunts: Biondini.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 May 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02659 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 May 1946

Santospirito’s concern; Modotti waiting on decision of superiors; Fr Meagher to visit Rome in August for election of Jesuit General.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 May 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02660 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 May 1946

Envelope.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 May 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02661 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 June 1946

Postal situation; pleased that things going on well in Melbourne; Christian Democrats successful; vote for republic; speech by Pope; parcels and papers sent for Angelo della Famiglia.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02662 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 June 1946

His impression that he will not be allowed to return; his reaction; Dr Mannix aware of details.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02663 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 10 June 1946

Problems over vote for republic; immigration to South America; Modotti’s novice master’s appeal for help.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 10 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02664 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 June 1946

Talks on Vatican Radio and material for Angelo della Famiglia; article on Pope’s use of alms; work at Vatican Radio temporary.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02665 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 June 1946

Letters from B.A. Santamaria; Annetta Pidutti’s first vows; Masses for various named persons; news cuttings received from B.A. Santamaria; papers and books sent by Modotti; receipt of Angelo della Famiglia; proposed reliquary of St Bartholomew.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 21 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02666 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 June 1946

Reports sent to Dr Mannix through Beasley in London; enquiries to be made at UNRRA about mistaken thanks.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 June 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02667 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 July 1946

Modotti’s depression; batch of letters received; thanks to Santospirito for prayers and words of St Teresa; thanks to Bartolina Virgona; 2nd page missing.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 July 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02668 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 July 1946

Back issues of The Advocate received; experiencing the trial of his life; coming of the Cabrini sisters to Melbourne; Modotti’s visit to Mother General at Dr Mannix’s request; her consent to send sisters to Australia; their transport; page 2 missing; ceremonies at canonisation of Mother Cabrini; Rose Ongarello and her brother Francesco Tramea; political situation in Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 July 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02669 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 July 1946

Very little hope of return; decision of superiors by mid September; trip to Eolian Isalnds; parcels received; Mr Lynch; Mrs Purcell; Velia Virgona; Tony Vigano; fancy dress ball.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 July 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02670 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 3 August 1946

Thanks to Santospirito and Mother Theophane; Santospirito’s support for Cabrini sisters; Modotti’s retreat for the Cabrini sisters; decision not to go to Eolian Islands; Pontifical Commission for Assistance; blankets arrived through UNRRA; awaiting reply from J. Santamaria for feast of St Bartholomew; Ferruccio Romanin; retreat at Trinita dei Monti; visit from Fr Sergio Rangan; P. Magi; success of debutante ball.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 August 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02671 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 August 1946

Praying that period of suspense be over soon; without will or desire; his faith; Mrs O’Dea’s letter; money for Masses; Dr Toal’s awareness of Modotti’s troubles; Monsignor Montini: Under Secretary of State; parcels received by Guido Modotti; awaiting Fr Ciantar’s arrival; Modotti’s brother Dominic; his sisters; presents for Dr Mannix and Calwell; success of debutante ball.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 August 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02672 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 30 August 1946

Death of Antonio’s mother.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 August 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02673 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, August 1946

First page missing; Address for sending money; Maria Santospirito; correspondent found for Maria; Herbert Evatt.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range August 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02674 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 August 1946

Death of Antonio’s mother; appeal amongst the Eolians; address for sending money; money kept for Modotti’s possible return; congratulations for success of debutante ball; Calwell; Herbert Evatt; retreat for Cabrini Sisters; decision on Modotti coming; film 'L’uomo di tutti'; greetings to named persons; Mrs Panelli; Fr Centauro in Florence; Fr Ciantar; request for blankets.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 August 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02675 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 September 1946

Retreat for Cabrini sisters; his wish to help them establish in Australia; election of Jesuit General postponed; decision on Modotti by end of month; Rose Rubeo’s death; difficulty of getting transport for Cabrini sisters; clothes for Europe; prisoners of war; film 'L’uomo di tutti'; producer Felici; reproduction painting for Calwell; Santospirito and Calwell stand highest among those who did so much for Modotti and his people; phone call from Fr Ciantar; Modotti given up smoking; good news of Anthony Santospirito; Maria Santospirito and pen friend; Fr Centauro; life of Mother Cabrini and cookery books sent; Fred Cavion; Grand Ball.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 September 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02676 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 26 September 1946

Altar of Our Lady of Pompeii; grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at St George’s Carlton; reliquary of St Bartholomew; Jesuit General elected; Federal election; Modotti’s faint hope; Italy’s disappointment with her treatment at Paris; meeting with Fr Centauro; greetings to named friends.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 September 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02677 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 3 October 1946

Labor Party victory; decision on Modotti’s future at end of month; Modotti giving retreats; letter from Mr Maher; Cabrini Sisters to await peace treaty signing; debutante ball in the Advocate; letter from Fr Kelly; decision on the younger set by Dr Mannix; St Bartholomew reliquary; encyclopedias; Francesco Tramea of Canterbury; Rose Ongarello.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 October 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02678 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 October 1946

Parcel received; Modotti helping a poor family; danger escaped by Antonio Santospirito, Vince Virgona and Mrs Panelli; congratulations to Calwell; decision on Modotti’s future soon; Altar of Our Lady of Pompeii and grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes; Modotti receiving many visits and letters; Gina Triaca and Angelo della Famiglia; letter from Guido Modotti; parcel tampered with; orphanage at Cassino.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 October 1946
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02679 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
From Modotti to Santospirito, 20 February 1944

Memento card; death of Modotti's mother; Teresa Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 20 February 1944
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02680 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Postcard from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Post card; King Umberto II ‘s children.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1938? - 1946?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02681 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Envelopes and letterhead, no date

Three addressed envelopes and Modotti’s Manresa letterhead.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1938? - 1946?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02682 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Cards from Modotti, no date

Five holy cards with notes from Modotti.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1938? - 1946?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02683 Box Number 15.6 Series 15
Cards, no date

Ten holy cards

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1938? - 1946?
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02684 Box Number 15.6 Series 15

Published by the Italian Historical Society, CoAsIt, December 2001
Listed by Cate Elkner and Tony Santospirito
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