Series 21 - Cabrini Hospital


Date Range1956 - 1958
Quantity84 items
ProvenanceLena Santospirito
Description

The records in this series relate to work done by Mrs Santospirito as President of the St Frances Xavier Cabrini Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. The Auxiliary worked to raise funds to pay off the debts incurred by the Church in building Cabrini Hospital and to contribute towards furnishing the new hospital. Mrs Santospirito was also President of St Benedictís Hospital Well-Wishers Appeal Committee which raised money to assist the work of the Cabrini Sisters.

The Cabrini Sisters arrived in Melbourne in 1948 and ran St Benedictís before the new Cabrini Hospital was built. St Benedictís was formerly run by the Sisters of Mercy. There was a nursing shortage after World War Two and the Church found it was not able to staff both the Mercy Hospital and St Benedictís.

Fund raising activities included fetes, raffles, dinner dances and card afternoons.

Note on Cabrini Sisters:
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was the founder of the Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart of Jesus, an international order which worked with Italian migrants. She worked in New York with Italians. Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonised by Pius XII on 7 July 1946 only 30 years after her death. She was proclaimed the Patron Saint of Emigrants in 1950.

The Cabrini Sisters came to Melbourne in 1948. Dr Simonds, auxiliary Archbishop of Melbourne, was in Rome in 1946 and attended the ceremonies for Mother Cabriniís canonisation. Also present was Fr Modotti, former chaplain to Victoriaís Italian community. Simonds and Modotti made arrangements with Archbishop Mannix for the Cabrini Sisters to come to Melbourne to help ease the nursing shortage and care for patients of Italian origin. For more information on the Cabrini Hospital, see Gwynedd Hunter-Payne, Cabrini: A Hospitalís Journey 1948-1998 (Wahroonga: The Helicon Press, 1998).

Please note related series.

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23  Cabrini Hospital (2) 1948 - 1962


Inventory Listing

Letter from Missionary Sisters Sacred Heart of Jesus, no date

Announcement: Rev. Mother Valentina Colombo: New Mother General.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00924 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Announcement of farewell gift: Dr. Italo Fabiani and Mrs Augusta Fabiani, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00925 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from M. Gleeson to Santospirito, 27 August 1956

Meeting Notice.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 August 1956    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00926 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Advertisement: Mrs. W. J. Bushwaller welcome; Ms. Hoy; Mrs. Lombardo; Santospirito; Card and Party social, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00927 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Cabrini Hospital Ladies Auxiliary to Mrs. J. Buckland, 8 September 1958

Lady Brooks: Invitation to Fete.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 September 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00928 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Missionaries of Sacred Heart, 24 October 1958

Circular letter: Raffle tickets; Italian version; draft.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 October 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00929 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Mrs. F. J. Trait to Mother Superior, no date

Money for raffle tickets; Santospirito

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00930 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito to F. Murphy, 2 February 1958

Notice of resumption of card afternoons.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 February 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00931 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from V. Renehan Hon. Secretary to Dame Mary Daly, 14 August 1958

Request to become patroness; Marchesa Serafini; Mrs. W. J. Bushwaller.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 August 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00932 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Veronica Blair Hon. Secretary to Majores of Malvern, 14 August 1958

Request to become patroness; Dame Mary Daly; Marchesa Serafini Mrs. W. J. Bushwaller.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 August 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00933 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Mother Candida Antonietta, no date

Draft circular letter; Lack of laundry; Fete.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00934 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Anna De Luca to Santospirito, 11 November 1958

Money for raffle; Fr. Di Benedetto: purchase of clothes.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 November 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00935 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Mario Valpi, 2 December 1958

Return of tickets; Ill health.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 December 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00936 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Augusta & Italo Fabiani, no date

Greetings card.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00937 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Anna De Luca to Santospirito, 24 October 1958

List of Names & Addresses.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 October 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00938 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note for menu.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00939 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Madre Colombo to Santospirito, 11 December 1957

Thanks

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 December 1957    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00940 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito to Juventus Club; Cavour Club, no date

Draft invitation to fete.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00941 Box Number 21.1 Series 21
Letter from Sisters of St. Benedict's, no date

Circular letter to priests; Invitation to fete; Dr. Mannix.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00942 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Santosirito to Mr. Zadro, 27 April 1958

Mother Cabrini: article; Cabrini Order; Fr. Boniface; Publication of article.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 April 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00943 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Giovanni M. Romanin to Santospirito, 10 November 1958

List of possible volunteers.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 10 November 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00944 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Concetta Madiona to Santospirito, 11 November 1958

Raffle tickets returned.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 November 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00945 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
to St. Francis X. Cabrini Hospital

Book of raffle tickets and envelope.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 November 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00946 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Draft meeting agenda, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00947 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter, no date

Draft meeting notice.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00948 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Anonino Gallo to Cabrini Sisters, no date

Book of tickets; Family purchase; Circular request for help.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00949 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from St Benedicts Hospital to Rev. Father [illegible], no date

Circular letter; Invitation to Priests to Fete.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00950 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Mona Mullany to Santospirito, 12 June 1959

Thanks for sympathy; Death of Nephew Peter; Ms. Nugent.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 12 June 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00951 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito to Mrs. W. F. Ryan, 27 June 1959

Draft letter; Sympathy; death of father; Acceptance of invitation; Ordination of Salvatore Dimattina; copy letter.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 June 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00952 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital to Commissioner of taxation, no date

Sales tax exemption certificate.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00953 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
List of Names and numbers, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1956? - 1958?
Inventory Identifier SP-00954 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Ellen J. Moloughney to Santospirito, 26 July 1957

Thanks for Donation; Card party.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 July 1957    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00955 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Mrs. William Frederick Ryan to Santospirito, 5 July 1959

Thanks; Sympathy

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 July 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00956 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Agenda: First annual meeting: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Ladies Auxiliary, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00957 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Circular letter: request for help: raffle tickets; Mrs. De Luca, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00958 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
List of Named and Numbers, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00959 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Draft minutes: First annual meeting of auxiliary, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00960 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito to Mrs. Mulloney Ms. Nugent, 1 June 1959

Sympathy: death of nephew Peter.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 June 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00961 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Article: St. F. X. Cabrini Hospital Ladies Auxiliary successful year; Santospirito elected patroness; First annual meeting, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00962 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito to Mrs. Bushwaller, 15 June 1959

Non-return to Melbourne; Bushwaller's assistance; Mexico city.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 June 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00963 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Letter from Ladies auxiliary of St. F. X. Cabrini Hospital, no date

Invitation to Dinner Dance.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00964 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Minutes of meeting: St F. X. Cabrini Hospital Ladies Auxiliary; Santospirito elected president; Later meeting on 22 July; Kiosk.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 9 June 1958
Inventory Identifier SP-00965 Box Number 21.2 Series 21
Notice of meeting: Auxiliary, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00966 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Notice of demonstration of Floral Art: Patricia Rumbold; Mrs. L. Bye; Mrs. E. J. McCormack, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00967 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
St. F. X. Cabrini Hospital Ladies Auxiliary: Syllabus of meetings and card afternoons for 1959.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00968 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Auxiliary: Suggestions for rules, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00969 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Auxiliary: Agenda for August meeting, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00970 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Minutes of combined meeting of Men's Committee and Ladies Auxiliary; St. Benedicts Hospital Well-wishers Committee disbanded.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 25 August 1958
Inventory Identifier SP-00971 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Minutes of meeting of ladies auxiliary.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 September 1958
Inventory Identifier SP-00972 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Minutes of meeting of ladies auxiliary.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 October 1958
Inventory Identifier SP-00973 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Minutes of meeting of ladies auxiliary.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 November 1958
Inventory Identifier SP-00974 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Agenda for November meeting of auxiliary, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00975 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Auxiliary: First annual report.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 30 June 1959
Inventory Identifier SP-00976 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Lady patronesses of the Hospital proposed.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 November 1957
Inventory Identifier SP-00977 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito, no date

Draft invitation: visit building progress.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00978 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Article: Hospital at Malvern nearing completion; History of building, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00979 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Letter from Ladies auxiliary to Pope John 23, no date

Draft tender of homage.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00980 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
List of members: Ladies auxiliary, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00981 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Fashion and music program, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00982 Box Number 21.3 Series 21
Receipts for raffles; Donations; list of named donors, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00983 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
Letter from Nancy Gilligan to Santospirito, no date

Donation.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00984 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
List of names and addresses, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00985 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
Miscellaneous receipts and dockets, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00986 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
Letter from Santospirito, no date

Alphabetical list of names and addresses; 49 pages.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00987 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
Letter from Capuchin Fathers, no date

List of names and adresses.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00988 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
List of names and addresses: Rathdowne St, Palmerston St, Dorrit St, Barkly St, Drummond St, University St, Palmerston St, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00989 Box Number 21.4 Series 21
Mrs. Bye; suggested members and addresses, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00990 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Letter from Missionary sisters Sacred Heart of Jesus, no date

List of names and addresses.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-00991 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Typed alphabetical list of names and addresses, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00992 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
List of names and addresses: Mrs. G. Cincotta and others, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00993 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
G. Ensabella; name and address, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00994 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Donations; lucky envelope receipts, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00995 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
List of names and numbers, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00996 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Book of raffle tickets: Monster raffle, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00997 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Flyer: Grand fete, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00998 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Mrs. L. Cincotta; Mr. Fabiani; ticket numbers, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-00999 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
List of names and addresses; F. Bellino and others, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01000 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
List of names and addresses; Brugaletto and others, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01001 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Receipts from fete stalls, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01002 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
List of raffle winners, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01003 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Draft flyer: Grand fete; Peggy Cook and others, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01004 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Flyer: Grand Fete; Italian language version, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01005 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Flyer: Grand fete; Your lucky number? no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01006 Box Number 21.5 Series 21
Flyer: Gala fete; St. Benedicts Hospital well wishers, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-01007 Box Number 21.5 Series 21

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