Guide to the Santospirito Collection

Lena SantospiritoThe Santospirito Collection comprises the personal papers of Mrs Lena Santospirito (1895-1983). Mrs Santospirito was a leader of the Italian-Australian community in Melbourne and is best known for her charitable work as President of the Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief in the early 1950s period of Italian mass immigration to Australia. The records in this Collection document her work with the Archbishop's Committee, as well as her involvement with other institutions and her personal and family affairs.

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Santospirito collection: Inventory items.

SP-00553

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 13 June 1963

Masses; Padre Pio; Bianca Albertelli; Loans to immigrants Guido Triaca; Suor Angelica Triaca; Death of Pope.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 June 1963     13 June 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00553
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00554

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 23 May 1963

Ascension Masses; Offering for bed; Casa delle sofferenze; Padre Pio; Salvatore Tesoriero; Prayer intentions; Family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 May 1963     23 May 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00554
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00555

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 6 August 1963

Padre Pio; Moya Frawley; Francesco Dimattina

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 August 1963     6 August 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00555
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00556

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 11 September 1963

Padre Pio; Prayers for various people; Anna Maria Virgona; Eileen Dinley.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 September 1963     11 September 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00556
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00557

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 25 October 1963

Padre Pio; Masses; Mrs. Calwell; elections; Prayers for various named people.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 October 1963     25 October 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00557
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00558

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 22 October 1963

Padre Pio; Masses; Arthur Calwell; Prayers for various people; Purchase of house.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 October 1963     22 October 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00558
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00559

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 31 October 1963

Padre Pio; Masses; Sisters of the Company of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament; Prayers for various named people; Purchase of house.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 31 October 1963     31 October 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00559
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00560

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 15 November 1960

Archibishop Mannix's death; Modotti's heart attack; Fr. Di Francesco; Archbishop Justin Simonds; Gina Virgona; Purchase of house.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 November 1960     15 November 1960
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00560
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00561

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 6 November 1963

Fr. Raffaele's letter; Dr. Mannix's collapse; Fr. Francesco Sharkey.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 November 1963     6 November 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00561
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00562

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 22 November 1963

Prayers for various people; Padre Pio; President Kennedy's death.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 November 1963     22 November 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00562
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00563

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 3 December 1963

1963 election result; Mr. Calwell; Prayers for various people; Fr. Sharkey; Family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 December 1963     3 December 1963
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00563
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00564

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 26 February 1964

Fr. John McCulloch; Family; Prayers for various intentions; Dr. Steward; Mrs. Frawley; Fr. Frank Murphy; Mrs Vanheems.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 February 1964     26 February 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00564
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00565

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 4 January 1964

Prayers for various persons; Fr. John McCulloch; Family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 January 1964     4 January 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00565
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00566

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 8 April 1964

Request for visit to Padre Pio; Promise of bed for Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza; Prayers for intentions; Fr. Di Francesco.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 April 1964     8 April 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00566
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00567

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 8 April 1964

Fr. Raffaele Superior of Serracapriola; letter to P. Pio; Moya Frawley; Fr. Sharkey; Mr. Calwell's Papal knighthood; Fr. Frank Murphy's students; Br. Michele La Sala; Dr. Justin Simonds; Mary Palamara; Harry Temby.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 April 1964     8 April 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00567
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00568

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 2 May 1964

Letter to P. Pio; Gina Virgona; Prayers for named persons; Moya Frawley.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 May 1964     2 May 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00568
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00569

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 3 May 1964

Money for bed for Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza; Katherine Roberto; John Roberts; Michele La Sala.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 May 1964     3 May 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00569
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00570

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 24 May 1964

Trinity Sunday. Katherine Roberts letter to P. Pio; Mrs Vanheems.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 May 1964     24 May 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00570
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00571

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 19 June 1964

P. Pio; Money for bed arrived; Offering for second bed; Bulletin for Casa della Sofferenze; Fr. Bonifacio; Fr. Frank Murphy; Loan to Franco; Prayer for named person.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 June 1964     19 June 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00571
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00572

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 24 June 1964

Giuseppe Santamaria; Mrs. Roberts; Ms. Frawley; Photographs.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 June 1964     24 June 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00572
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00573

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 20 August 1964

Prayers for named persons; Diego Lamaro; Proposed visit to P. Pio.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 August 1964     20 August 1964
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00573
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00574

Letter from Santospirito to Padre Pio, 20 July 1965

Return from Italy; Fr. Pickering; Ms. Conron; Fr. Henry Jordan; Fr. Dominic Brown; P. Pio blessing of rosaries; Confession to P. Pio.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 July 1965     20 July 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00574
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00575

Letter from Kathleen Favaloro to Padre Pio, 21 August 1965

Marital Problem

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 August 1965     21 August 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00575
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00576

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 28 August 1965

P. Pio illness; Confession to P. Pio; Letter to P. Pio from Caterina Favaloro; Rev. J. McLaren; David Triaca; Maria Triaca.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 August 1965     28 August 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00576
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00577

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 6 September 1965

Kay Roberts letter; Kath Favaloro

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 September 1965     6 September 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00577
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00578

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 18 October 1965

Blessed rosaries; Mrs. Favaloro; Fr. Mclaren's death; Fr. Gerard O'Callaghan; Fr. Philip Gleeson S.J.; Sr. Mary Angela; Kay Roberts; Moe Hotel; Fr. Pickering; Fr. Shelton; Bianca Albertelli; Family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 October 1965     18 October 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00578
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00579

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 16 November 1965

Book of Lucia Fiorentino; Fr. McLaren; Fr. Carlo; Mrs. Roberts; Suor Angelica; Irene Lazzaro; Ann Spriggins; Moe Hotel; Bianca Albertelli, Fr. Pickering; Julian Caffarella.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 November 1965     16 November 1965
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00579
Box Number: 19.10
Series: SANTS019

SP-00580

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 27 June 1966

Arthur Calmelli attempted assassination; Family; Prayers for named persons; Fr. Pickering.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 June 1966     27 June 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00580
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00581

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 14 April 1966

Family matters. Access Restricted

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 April 1966     14 April 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00581
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00582

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 30 April 1966

Mrs. Roberts; Family matters; Prayers for named persons; Arthur Calwell. Access restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 April 1966     30 April 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00582
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00583

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 9 August 1966

Arthur Calwell; Family matters; Prayers for named persons; Anthony Santospirito. Access restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 August 1966     9 August 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00583
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00584

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 30 August 1966

Family matters; second bed for Casa della Sofferenza; Fr. Pickering. Access Restricted

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1966     30 August 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00584
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00585

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 27 September 1966

Family matters; prayers for named persons. Access restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 September 1966     27 September 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00585
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00586

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 28 October 1966

Fr. Pickering; Moe Hotel; Prayers for named persons; Anthony Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 October 1966     28 October 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00586
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00587

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 7 November 1966

Archbishop Simonds; Prayers for named persons; 1966 elections; Arhur Calwell

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 November 1966     7 November 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00587
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00588

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 25 November 1966

1966 election: Arthur Calwell; Prayers for named persons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 November 1966     25 November 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00588
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00589

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 21 December 1966

Carmine Busietta; F. Michael Doyle; Italians non church goers; Mrs. Roberts; Joseph Ryan; Family matters; Access Restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 December 1966     21 December 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00589
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00590

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 28 December 1966

Lucille Meehan; Mary Pyle

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 December 1966     28 December 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00590
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00591

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 22 February 1967

Fr. Pickering; Lucille Meehan; Mrs Roberts; John Ryan condemned; Fr. John Brosnan; Anthony Santospirito; Prayers for recovery of stolen relics; Prayers of Fr Pio for named persons. Access Restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 February 1967     22 February 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00591
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00592

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 22 February 1967

Fr. Pickering; James Clements; Fr. H. Lalor SJ; Group-Captain Cheshire: Mrs. Roberts; Family matters; Prayers for named persons; Lucille Meehan; Sna Vasini; Maria; Access Restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 February 1967     22 February 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00592
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00593

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 23 February 1967

Prayers for named persons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 February 1967     23 February 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00593
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00594

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 2 March 1967

Rosarie beads for P. Pio blessing; Caterina Favalaro marital problem; Lucia Deruto marital problem; Family matters. Access Restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 March 1967     2 March 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00594
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00595

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 23 February 1966

Prayers for Arthur Calwell; Labour Party leadership vote; Prayers for named persons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 February 1966     23 February 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00595
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00596

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 7 March 1966

Prayers for named persons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 March 1966     7 March 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00596
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00597

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 15 March 1966

Family matters; Modotti's illness; Fr. Francis Sharkey. Access Restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 March 1966     15 March 1966
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00597
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00598

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 4 August 1967

Prayers for named persons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 August 1967     4 August 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00598
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00599

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 5 September 1967

Mother Superior of Catholic Hospital; Fr. Pickering.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 September 1967     5 September 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00599
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00600

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 11 September 1967

Prayers for named persons; Fr. Kevin Ryan; Fr. Luciano Secolari; Family matters. Access restricted.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 September 1967     11 September 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00600
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00601

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 6 October 1967

John Power; Maschio Bruno & Gigliola; Deruto Livio & Lucia; Prayers for named persons; Recovery of loans to Franco, Pizzinato, Garofolo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 October 1967     6 October 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00601
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

SP-00602

Letter from Santospirito to Fr. Raffaele, 9 October 1967

Profession of Mrs. Santospirito in the Society of the Most Blessed Sacrament; Fr. Raffaele's new convent; Prayers for named persons; Philip Meehan; Rev. Mother. Geltruda Costa; Advocate article on Mrs. Santospirito; Fr. Pickering.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 October 1967     9 October 1967
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-00602
Box Number: 19.20
Series: SANTS019

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