St. Anthony of Padua Film

St. Anthony of Padua, directed by Count Giulio Antamoro, 1931. Film provided by and posted with permission of La Cineteca del Friuli, Gemona, Italy,

The film has three basic parts in the following order:

  • 1. St Anthony's childhood, vocation, formation, ordination, and work as a priest;
  • 2. A recounting of some of the saint's miracles. The one that describes his bilocation to save his patron is filmically interesting;
  • 3. A most extraordinary piece of historical footage centering on the Cathedral at Padua that documents the celebration in 1931 of the 700th anniversary of St. Anthony's transitus.