Sacred Steps Podcast

8: Walking the California Missions Trail with Author Christian Clifford

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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.

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

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. 

 

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MEET OUR GUEST:  Christian Clifford

Christian Clifford earned a B.A. from the University of Great Falls (Montana) and M.A. from the University of San Francisco. He is a veteran Catholic school teacher and author of books about Catholic Church history in Colonial California as well as numerous articles on the subject. He has been a guest speaker on radio and to school, church, and service groups. He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

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.

 

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.