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S2:E10 Finding Forgiveness on the Pilgrim Path

Her marriage unexpectedly ended, filmmaker Erin Dooley found strength and forgiveness on the Camino de Santiago. In a new reality series on Amazon Prime, Erin leads pilgrims on walks to help overcome personal grief. She shares her story and details of the series Walks to Forgive with author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepspodcast.com).

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Walking virtually alongside pilgrims and authors, the Sacred Steps Podcast explores the world's most revered footpaths, connecting a community of pilgrims from across the globe. From the Camino de Santiago through Spain to the Via Francigena across Europe to Italy, the podcast features updates and first-hand accounts from the footpaths of pilgrimage. A companion to the book Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal by Kevin Donahue, the podcast also introduces several lesser-known journeys, such as England’s Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury and the California Missions Trail in the United States.

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January 12, 2022

S2:E10 Finding Forgiveness on the Pilgrim Path

Her marriage unexpectedly ended, filmmaker Erin Dooley found strength and forgiveness on the Camino de Santiago. In a new reality series on Amazon Prime, Erin leads pilgrims on walks to help overcome personal grief. She shares her story and details of the series Walks to Forgive with author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepspodcast.com).

Season 2 Camino De Santiago

December 22, 2021

S2:E9 Six Tips for Vegan Pilgrims Walking the Camino

Wendy Werneth (The Nomadic Vegan) shares six tips for maintaining a vegan lifestyle while walking the Camino de Santiago. Having traveled to more than 100 countries, Wendy shares suggestions for incorporating local cuisines in a vegan diet with author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepspodcast.com).

Season 2 Camino De Santiago

December 08, 2021

S2:E8 Accessible Caminos: Opening the Camino to All

Justin Skeesuck (I'LL PUSH YOU) journeyed 500 miles in a wheelchair across Spain's Camino de Santiago with the help of his best friend, Patrick Gray. Now Justin & Patrick are making the Camino accessible for pilgrims of all abilities. Justin joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) on this week's podcast premiere to discuss the Accessible Caminos project and the movie, I'll Push You.

Season 2 Camino De Santiago

November 17, 2021

S2:E7: What is strength? Ability & disability on the Camino de Santiago

Diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy at a young age, Bryan Steward has spent most of his life overcoming the effects of a crippling disease. Determined to be defined by his abilities, shares his story of walking and crawling across Spain on the Camino de Santiago with host Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com).

Season 2 Camino De Santiago

October 27, 2021

S2:E6 UK Pilgrimage: Via Francigena & Pilgrim Path to Holy Island

In back-to-back episodes, Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting the journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discovery along the way. In this episode, Kevin recalls his walk along the English sections of the Via Francigena and the Pilgrim Path across the North Sea to Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Season 2 Via Francigena UK Pilgrimage

October 27, 2021

S2:E5 UK Pilgrimage: Walking England's Pilgrims Way

In back-to-back episodes, Author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting the journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discovery along the way. In this episode, Kevin recalls his walk along England's Pilgrims' Way from London to Canterbury.

Season 2 UK Pilgrimage

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About the Host

Kevin Donahue

Husband. Father. Backpacker. Pilgrim. Author.

In 2019, Kevin Donahue set off from his home in the United States to begin a pilgrimage journey spanning both years and miles, walking across continents to the ancient end of the world, to kneel at the tombs of eight Apostles. His story is a first-hand account of the people and places found along the way to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

Kevin’s passion for backpacking began years before in Scouting. Years and life intervened but inspiring journeys – from exploring the Samburuland in Northern Kenya to hiking China’s legendary Dragon’s Spine – rekindled his passion to explore and to share his experiences on his blog, One Step Then Another.

Serene moments along the Florida Trail and Appalachian Trail prompted Kevin to undertake a greater reflection on his faith journey. With the support of his family, he began a series of pilgrimage walks that would lead him across Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean connecting California’s Missions Trail, across the North Sea to Holy Island, from London to Canterbury upon Britain's historic Pilgrims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s Via Francigena on a journey of soulful discovery. Reflections from these pilgrimages form the basis for his first book, printing in 2023: Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal.

During the Covid-pandemic, Kevin felt disconnected from his pilgrim family. With a goal of helping to connect the global pilgrim community, Kevin hosts interviews with authors and pilgrims on the Sacred Steps Podcast. From the Camino de Santiago through Spain to the Via Francigena across Europe to Italy, the podcast features updates and first-hand accounts from the footpaths of pilgrimage.

Kevin lives in Florida with his wife, son, and their two beagles: Otis and Larry.