Sacred Steps Podcast

9: Pilgrimage for Eight; Walking a modern-day Canterbury Tales with Dr. Phil Adamo

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Professor Phil Adamo (https://www.phillip-adamo.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to share the tale of recreating a 1,300-mile medieval pilgrimage from Burgandy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in the far northern reaches of Scotland. With echos of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, eight strangers find themselves challenged physically, emotionally, and spiritually along the route, forming profound bonds that define their pilgrimage in the modern world.

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Professor Phil Adamo (https://www.phillip-adamo.com/) joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to share the tale of recreating a 1,300-mile medieval pilgrimage from Burgandy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in the far northern reaches of Scotland. With echos of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, eight strangers find themselves challenged physically, emotionally, and spiritually along the route, forming profound bonds that define their pilgrimage in the modern world. 

 

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MEET OUR GUEST:  Dr. Phillip Adamo

Named Professor of the Year in Minnesota by the Carnegie Foundation, Dr. Phillip Adamo is a leading authority on medieval monks. In his latest book, Pilgrimage for Eight,  Adamo serves as the narrator for his group of eight pilgrims recreating the thirteenth-century journey of Caulite monks from Burgandy, France to form new monasteries in far northern Scotland. Adamo holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY - Albany. Prior to his academic career, Adamo toured the United States and Europe delighting crowds as a performer in the Ringling Brothers Circus. 

 

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.