Series 45 - Delegazione Apostolica and Vatican Spiritual Bouquet


Date Range1946 - 1957
Quantity34 items
ProvenanceLena Santospirito
Description

This series consists of correspondence between Mrs Santospirito and the Apostolic Delegation.

It also contains records relating to various ‘Spiritual Bouquets’ coordinated by Mrs Santospirito for the Pope. These ‘bouquets’ consisted of prayers collected from people in Australia for various Catholic Feasts, a record of which was sent to the Pope. For example, in 1949 for the Feast of the Assumption, 115,950 Ave Maria’s including Rosaries were collected from members of the Italian Catholic community. Mrs Santospirito sent to the Pope a record of the name, address and amount of prayers performed by each contributor.

This series also contains a letter to Pope Pius XII in 1946 from Italian community leaders in Melbourne (including Mrs Santospirito) following the departure of Fr Modotti, lauding his work with the Italian community.

These records were originally file ‘E3’ in Cassetto B.


Inventory Listing

Letter from Ido Bona to Santospirito, 1 September 1959

Account for painting and decorating; Antonian orphanage; donations; Joe Capicchiano; Frank Capicchiano; Rita Taranto; Nanci Ferlazzo.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1 September 1959    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02469 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Draft article; Prince Henry Hospital; Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; Ball on Neptunia; Dr V. Bellini vice consul; Santospirito; Lena Cincotta; Maria Triaca.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 August 1954
Inventory Identifier SP-02470 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Italian Society Society Isole Eolie Assistance for Italians to Pope Pius X11, 29 April 1950

Appeal for return of Modotti; Modotti's work; work of Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; Giuseppe Briglia; Giuseppe Santamaria; Severino de Marco; Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 April 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02471 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Pope Pius X11, 15 August 1949

List of names of persons donating spiritual bouquet to pope; Modotti; Apostolic Delegate; list of committee associates; Mary Rodriquez; Lena Cincotta; Rina Fabris; Jean Virgona; Lena Virgona

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 August 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02472 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Pope Pius X11, 16 August 1949

List of names of persons donating spiritual bouquet; Modotti; Apostolic Delegate; list of committee associates; Mary Rodriquez; Lena Cincotta; Rina Fabris; Jean Virgona; Lena Virgona

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 16 August 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02473 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Pope Pius X11, 29 August 1949

List of names of persons donating spiritual bouquet; Modotti; list of names of committee associates; Mary Rodriquez; Lena Cincotta; Rina Fabris; Jean Virgona; Lena Virgona.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 August 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02474 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Paul Marella Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 19 September 1949

Relic not arrived.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 September 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02475 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Emanuele Clarisio Apostolic Delegation to Santospirito, 13 November 1949

Fr Anastasio; photos; films.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 13 November 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02476 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Emanuele Clarisio Apostolic Delegation to Santospirito, 24 December 1949

Santospirito's work.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 24 December 1949    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02477 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from T.B. Montini Papal Secretary of State to Santospirito, 3 April 1950

Receipt of offering; missionary sisters of Sacred Heart.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 3 April 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02478 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from T.B. Montini Papal Secretary of State to Santospirito, 26 May 1950

Receipt of spiritual bouquet; Archbishop Paul Marella.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 May 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02479 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Paul Marella to Santospirito, 19 July 1950

Reliquary.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 19 July 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02480 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Paul Marella Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 22 July 1950

Reliquary arrived; to be sent to Melbourne by hand.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 22 July 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02481 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Apostolic Delegate, 6 August 1950

Draft letter; decision of Italia Libera; program of assistance; Il Risveglio; request for ship chaplains for Italian migrants.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 August 1950    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02482 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from (signature illegible) to Apostolic Delegate, 10 May 1953 (?)

Disappointment at failure to meet.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 10 May 1953?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02483 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Brief extract from the apostolic constitution Exsul Famiglia; spiritual assistance for migrants; need for chaplains of same nationality as migrants.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 7 August 1952
Inventory Identifier SP-02484 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Emanuele Clarisio Apostolic Delegation to Santospirito, 14 April 1953

Letter from Italian legation by Silvio Daneo; request for help for Gianfranco D'Andrea to find work; no vacancies in legation.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 14 April 1953    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02485 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Paolo Marella Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 11 May 1953

Receipt of congratulations.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 11 May 1953    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02486 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Monsignor A. Fox, 4 January 1954

Welcome message from Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 January 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02487 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 6 March 1954

Invitation to La Maestrina; wish to meet Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 6 March 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02488 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Mother Josephine to Santospirito, 4 September 1954

Number of rosaries said.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 September 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02489 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito, 4 September 1954

List of soft drinks delivered by Barrett Bros.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 4 September 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02490 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Pope Pius X11, 8 December 1954

Spiritual bouquet; Fr V. De Francesco; Fr Modotti; Daniel Mannix.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 8 December 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02491 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Friends of Whitefriars; raffle results.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 5 December 1954
Inventory Identifier SP-02492 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 17 December 1954

Spiritual bouquet for Pope.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 17 December 1954    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02493 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 15 April 1955

Receipt of Easter greetings.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 15 April 1955    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02494 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 26 November 1955

Papal blessing for Gerard Santospirito and Alison Lumb on their wedding; Fr Golden.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 26 November 1955    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02495 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 27 December 1957

Christmas greetings.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 27 December 1957    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02496 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Romolo Carboni Apostolic Delegate to Santospirito, 29 December 1958

Christmas greetings.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 29 December 1958    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02497 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Rough lists of names of volunteers for spiritual bouquet for pope; eight pages, no date.
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-02498 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Lists of names of volunteers for spiritual bouquet for pope; seven pages, no date
Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?
Inventory Identifier SP-02499 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito to Archbishop Simonds, 2 March 1961

Current address; letter to be sent to Santospirito.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 March 1961    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02500 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Papal Secretary of state, no date

Coronation of pope; receipt of promise of prayers.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 1946? - 1970?    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02501 Box Number 45.1 Series 45
Letter from Santospirito, 2 July 1952

Gratitude for appreciation of Santospirito's work; request for audience with pope for Maria Santospirito and David Triaca; honeymoon in Italy.

Creator Lena Santospirito
Date range 2 July 1952    Quantity 1 letter
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SP-02502 Box Number 45.1 Series 45

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