Sacred Steps Podcast

10: Fr. Johannes M Schwarz shares his documentary Via Alpina Sacra

Episode Summary

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 Fr. Johannes for nearly 3,000 miles across the Alps on this touching act of faith and inspiration. Use code "SACREDSTEPS" at Reelhouse to save 50% on streaming rentals or purchases of Via Alpina Sacra.

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EPISODE SUMMARY: 

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 Fr. Johannes for nearly 3,000 miles across the Alps on this touching act of faith and inspiration. Proceeds from the film benefit the restoration of the chapel at Mount Tabor, located at 14,000 feet at the intersections of the French and Italian borders. 

Use code "SACREDSTEPS" at Reelhouse to save 50% on streaming rentals or purchases of Via Alpina Sacra. 

 

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:  Father Johannes Maria Schwarz

Patriarchal Beard Wearer, Long Distance Stroller, Yoghurt-Lover, Ice-Cream-Eliminator, Dog-Wisperer, Cow-Conversationalist, Kangal-Fodder, Mosquito-Snob and Horsefly-Hitter are only a few of the pilgrimage related epithets that the catholic priest and part time hermit Fr. Johannes Maria Schwarz has aquired over many miles. The Austrian born clergy man with a PhD in Dogmatic Theology belongs to the Archdiocese of Vaduz and works on media related projects in the German speaking part of the world.

 

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. Available for Easter 2022, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, is Kevin's first-hand account of the people and places found along the way to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

 

BOOK:   Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal

Available from print and digital booksellers for Easter 2022, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is the first-person account of a reluctant pilgrim navigating the eternal questions of faith while walking along the world’s revered paths. The book follows one man’s journey through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean connecting California’s Missions Trail, across England’s ancient Pilgrims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s forgotten footpaths on a journey of soulful discovery. More than a travelogue, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is a first-hand account of a pilgrim's journey and the people and places he finds to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.