ABOUT THE PODCAST

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.

The bi-weekly podcast is available on YouTube and all major podcasting platforms, including: 

 

Did you know?  The podcast broadcasts from the Chez Mer Studios in Florida, a name chosen in honor of Kevin's wife for her support of his journeys and the show. 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Begun to help connect the global pilgrim community, the Sacred Steps Podcast streams to pilgrims in more than forty countries on six continents. Through Patreon, our members help support the podcast on an ongoing basis, funding recording, production, and distribution costs. Not only do our members lend support to the show, but - through their actions - they inspire and support a community of pilgrims planning their first footsteps of pilgrimage.

Membership Access is a premium offering with unique benefits, including assistance with planning your pilgrimage and behind-the-microphone events.

Click to review our three membership access plans starting from $3 USD.

 

 

BOOK:

SACRED STEPS: A PILGRIMAGE JOURNAL

At the crossroads of history and faith, a reluctant pilgrim embarks on a modern pilgrimage along some of the world’s most revered footpaths. Along the way, he discovers the places and encounters people that inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

Available from print and digital booksellers for Easter 2023, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal conveys the historical context and shares the modern experience of pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along America’s Pacific Coast connecting the California Missions Trail, across receding tides to Holy Island, from London to Canterbury along Britain’s historic Pilgims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s Via Francigena on a journey of discovery.

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About the Host

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Kevin Donahue

Husband. Father. Backpacker. Pilgrim. Author.

Kevin Donahue began walking pilgrimage routes in 2019, tracing the history and the footprints of pilgrims seeking places and people to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

Capturing both the history and experience of pilgrimage, Kevin’s first book, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, follows his journey as a reluctant pilgrim through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along America’s Pacific Coast connecting California’s Missions Trail, across the receding tides to Holy Island, from London to Canterbury along Britain’s historic Pilgims’ Way, and onward towards Rome on Europe’s Via Francigena.

Having developed a passion for backpacking years prior through Scouting, journies to some of the world’s most beautiful places rekindled his interest in exploration. He shares his experiences and suggestions on the blog, One Step Then Another.

Feeling disconnected from both people and places during the COVID pandemic, Kevin began hosting the Sacred Steps Podcast in 2020 to reconnect with pilgrims and authors from around the world. 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.