Author: Kevin Donahue

EP6: Jesus Trail, Way of St. Francis & Via Lauretana with Pilgrim Guide Bret Thomas

EP6: Jesus Trail, Way of St. Francis & Via Lauretana with Pilgrim Guide Bret Thomas

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Pilgrimage guide and author Bret Thoman (http://http://stfrancispilgrimages.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss walking the Jesus Trail from Nazareth through Galilee and two Italian Caminos: The Way of St. Francis to Assisi and the Via Lauretana to Loreto.   STREAM 

EP9: Pilgrimage for Eight: A Modern-Day Canterbury Tales with Dr. Phil Adamo

EP9: Pilgrimage for Eight: A Modern-Day Canterbury Tales with Dr. Phil Adamo

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com​ Professor Phil Adamo (https://www.phillip-adamo.com/​) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com​) to share the tale of recreating a 1,300-mile medieval pilgrimage from Burgandy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in the far northern reaches of Scotland. With echos of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, eight strangers find 

EP10: Via Alpina Sacra with Fr. Johannes M Schwarz

EP10: Via Alpina Sacra with Fr. Johannes M Schwarz

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com​ From his hermitage in the Italian Alps, Fr. Johannes M. Schwarz (http://4kmh.com​) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook​) to discuss his documentary Via Alpina Sacra. Filmed during his 125-day pilgrimage to 200 of Europe’s most remote shrines, this visually beautiful movie follows 

EP8: Walking the California Missions Trail with Author Christian Clifford

EP8: Walking the California Missions Trail with Author Christian Clifford

Podcast Homepage – http://sacredstepspodcast.com Author and educator Christian Clifford (https://missions1769.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss walking a Camino pilgrimage along the 800-plus-mile California Mission Trail and the history of the twenty-one Spanish missions connecting America’s Pacific coast.   STREAM THE PODCAST ONLINE: APPLE: 

EP11: 11: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago & Pilgrimage Routes

EP11: 11: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago & Pilgrimage Routes

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) answers the question, “It is safe to walk pilgrimage now?” and shares timely COVID updates for the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena, Kumano Kodo, the California Missions Trail, as well as pilgrim routes in Britain.   STREAM 

EP7: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago and Other Pilgrimage Routes

EP7: COVID Updates for the Camino de Santiago and Other Pilgrimage Routes

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) answers the question, “It is safe to walk pilgrimage now?” and shares timely COVID updates for the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena, Kumano Kodo, the California Missions Trail, as well as pilgrim routes in Britain.   STREAM 

Layering Ultralight Clothing for Pilgrimage Backpacking

Layering Ultralight Clothing for Pilgrimage Backpacking

For those who follow this blog or my podcast (APPLE | GOOGLE | YOUTUBE | WWW), you’re familiar with my essential packing list for the Camino De Santiago. If you haven’t heard me talk about my preferred gear for walking pilgrimage or backpacking, you can 

CAMINO 101:  How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?

CAMINO 101: How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?

From the Sacred Steps Podcast, pilgrim and author Kevin Donahue (http://sacredstepsbook.com​) answers the question, “How many days to walk the Camino de Santiago?” in the episode of CAMINO 101.   DISCUSSIONS IN THIS VIDEO: 0:00​ Introduction 0:23​ Sacred Steps Podcast 0:45​ The Camino Routes to 

EP5: Interview with “Boots to Bliss” Author Claude Tranchant

EP5: Interview with “Boots to Bliss” Author Claude Tranchant

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com Australian author Claude Tranchant (“Boots to Bliss”, “Boots to Freedom”) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss overcoming loss, finding empowerment, and walking the Camino de Santiago again at age 72.   STREAM ONLINE NOW: APPLE:  https://bit.ly/SacredStepsAPPLE GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsGOOGLE YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsYOUTUBE SPOTIFY: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsSPOTIFY DISCUSSIONS FROM THIS 

EP4: Interview with Global Pilgrim Kevin Considine

EP4: Interview with Global Pilgrim Kevin Considine

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com   Pilgrim Kevin Considine joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss his global pilgrimages: the Kumano Kodo, the Shikoku pilgrimage across 88 temples, and his journies across Europe including eleven Caminos to Santiago de Compostela. STREAM ONLINE NOW: APPLE:  https://bit.ly/SacredStepsAPPLE GOOGLE: https://bit.ly/SacredStepsGOOGLE 

PILGRIM RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

PILGRIM RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

Following the deadly outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most pilgrimage plans along the Camino de Santiago and Via Francigena were canceled or delayed in 2020 and 2021.  If you are interested in a pilgrimage in the age of Covid, here are the restrictions to assist 

The Way of Loreto Pilgrimage – Via Lauretana

The Way of Loreto Pilgrimage – Via Lauretana

The Via Lauretana – the Way of Loreto – is an ancient Italian Camino across Umbria from Assisi to the Holy House of Mary (Santa Casa di Loreto) in Loreto. A Marian pilgrimage, the Via Lauretana begins at the city of San Francesco and concludes at 

The Best Camino De Santiago Podcasts

The Best Camino De Santiago Podcasts

Whether you’re looking to learn about the Camino De Santiago or to connect with the global pilgrim community, podcasts are a great way to carry the Camino with you. Ranging from practical tips to inspiring and emotional pilgrim stories, these are the very best Camino 

Stages and Maps for Walking the Kumano Kodo – Nakahechi Route

Stages and Maps for Walking the Kumano Kodo – Nakahechi Route

For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have gathered to walk the Kumano Kodo (熊野古道) through the tranquil Kii Mountains in Japan.   At the center of this religious area are the three Kumano shrines: Hongu Taisha, Hayatama Taisha, and Nachi Taisha, collectively known as Kumano 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kumano Kodo

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kumano Kodo

For over 1,000 years, people from all levels of society have journeyed to the tranquil Kii Mountains in Japan, following the many pilgrimage routes to the revered Kumano Sanzan Shrines. The Kumano Kodo (熊野古道), comprised of seven routes to the region’s holy shrines, is one 

EP3: Interview with Camino Pilgrim Johnniewalker / We Walk For You Camino 2020

EP3: Interview with Camino Pilgrim Johnniewalker / We Walk For You Camino 2020

Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com   Camino de Santiago pilgrim Johnnie Walker (http://www.wewalkforyour2020.org/) joins Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss the Camino in the age of Covid and his emotional “We Walk For You” Camino, in which Johnnie carried prayer requests across the Camino Frances for