Sacred Steps Podcast

S2:E1 Rediscovering Our Pilgrimage Traditions | Dr. Guy Hayward

Episode Summary

Dr. Guy Hayward co-founded the British Pilgrimage Trust (https://britishpilgrimage.org/) in 2014 to help restore the tradition of walking pilgrimage in the U.K. and to make holy places more accessible to people of all faiths and none. He joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss pilgrimage routes across England, Scotland, and Wales as well as the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of walking these ancient footpaths.

Episode Notes

Dr. Guy Hayward co-founded the British Pilgrimage Trust (https://britishpilgrimage.org/) in 2014 to help restore the tradition of walking pilgrimage in the U.K. and to make holy places more accessible to people of all faiths and none. He joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) to discuss pilgrimage routes across England, Scotland, and Wales as well as the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of walking these ancient footpaths. 

 

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GUEST:  Dr. Guy Hayward

As Director and co-founder of the British Pilgrimage Trust, Guy is focused on making pilgrimage more accessible to all. In 2020, Guy co-wrote the organization's first book, Britain's Pilgrim Places, detailing the major religious and cultural pilgrimage routes in the U.K. and highlighting more than 500 shrines and holy places across England, Scotland, and Wales. He also runs the website choralevensong.org and is one half of musical comedy duo Bounder & Cad.

WWW:   https://britishpilgrimage.org/

BOOK:   https://britishpilgrimage.org/britains-pilgrim-places-book/

 

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 2023, 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 2023, 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.