The interview lasted almost three hours never repeating an idea. I’m finding that St. Anthony of Padua (who was born Fernando of Lisbon) is a fascinating study on Medieval History and the role that the Franciscan Friars played in helping 13th Century Europe transition into a new age we now call The Renaissance.
Interviewing Madeline Pecora Nugent
A brisk January day in Rhode Island at the home of Madeline Pecora Nugent. I spoke with her about a 13th Century Franciscan Friar known today as St. Anthony of Padua. I knew very little about this very popular Catholic Saint before taking on this documentary project, and Madeline was a great source of information helping me to unravel who St. Anthony was. Madeline is the author of the book “Anthony Words of Fire Life of Light” and has a deep and wonderful knowledge of this Saint.