Sacred Steps Podcast

6: Interview with Bret Thoman - The Jesus Trail, St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi

Episode Summary

Pilgrimage guide and author Bret Thoman (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.

Episode Notes

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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.

 

PILGRIMAGE GUIDE BRET THOMAN

THE JESUS TRAIL


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MEET OUR GUEST:  Bret Thoman

Pilgrimage guide Brett Thoman has led over 80 group pilgrimages and personally journeyed with 1,600 people of more than 20 different nationalities. Destinations include all of Italy, the Holy Land, Spain and Portugal, Medjugorje, Poland, and more. Groups have originated in the US, Canada, Ireland, Guam, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Bret has a master’s degree in Italian and a certificate in Franciscan studies.

 

MEET 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.

 

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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.