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S2:E15 Prayers and Pilgrimage | Season Two Finale

May 18, 2022

In the Season Two finale, author Kevin Donahue ( reflects on carrying the prayers of pilgrims and strangers during his pilgrimage and discusses his upcoming pilgrimage in Italy along the Via Fr…

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S2:14 Finding Peace after Combat for Warriors on the Way

May 4, 2022

Founded to help combat veterans facing PTSD, Warriors on the Way is a purpose-designed pilgrimage for Combat Veterans by Combat Veterans along the Camino de Santiago. Through this dedicated charity, Fr. Steve Rindhal (a 31-y…

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S2:E13 An Empty Nest Pilgrim Soars on the Camino de Santiago

April 13, 2022

Facing an empty nest after more than twenty years of child-raising, English author Carolyn Gillespie ( confronted her existential crisis on the Camino de Santiago. Through steps and miles, …

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S2:E12 Camino Tips from the Little Old Lady Walking

March 23, 2022

Known on social media as #LittleOldLadyWalking, American poet, author, and noted Camino de Santiago pilgrim Anne Born ( shares her tips and insights for walking the Camino with author Kevin Don…

Guest: Anne Born
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S2:E11 Saints & Stones Across Britain's Pilgrim Pathways

Jan. 26, 2022

English author Andy Bull ( joins author Kevin Donahue ( to discuss four walks in the U.K. from his book Pilgrim Pathways, including a fascinating walk to Stonehenge an…

Guest: Andy Bull
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S2:E10 Finding Forgiveness on the Pilgrim Path

Jan. 12, 2022

Her marriage unexpectedly ended, filmmaker Erin Dooley found strength and forgiveness on the Camino de Santiago. In a new reality series on Amazon Prime, Erin leads pilgrims on walks to help overcome personal grief. She shar…

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S2:E9 Six Tips for Vegan Pilgrims Walking the Camino

Dec. 22, 2021

Wendy Werneth (The Nomadic Vegan) shares six tips for maintaining a vegan lifestyle while walking the Camino de Santiago. Having traveled to more than 100 countries, Wendy shares suggestions for incorporating local cuisines …

Guest: Wendy Werneth
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S2:E8 Accessible Caminos: Opening the Camino to All

Dec. 8, 2021

Justin Skeesuck (I'LL PUSH YOU) journeyed 500 miles in a wheelchair across Spain's Camino de Santiago with the help of his best friend, Patrick Gray. Now Justin & Patrick are making the Camino accessible for pilgrims of all …

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S2:E7: What is strength? Ability & disability on the Camino de Santiago

Nov. 17, 2021

Diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy at a young age, Bryan Steward has spent most of his life overcoming the effects of a crippling disease. Determined to be defined by his abilities, shares his story of walking and craw…

Guest: Bryan Steward
Via Francigena UK Pilgrimage

S2:E6 UK Pilgrimage: Via Francigena & Pilgrim Path to Holy Island

Oct. 27, 2021

In back-to-back episodes, Author Kevin Donahue ( discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting the journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discov…

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S2:E5 UK Pilgrimage: Walking England's Pilgrims Way

Oct. 27, 2021

In back-to-back episodes, Author Kevin Donahue ( discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting the journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discov…

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S2:E4 A Camino Pilgrim Walks Ireland's Wicklow Way | Natasha Murtagh

Sept. 29, 2021

Irish journalist and author Natasha Murtagh ( shares the heartfelt stories behind her Camino bestseller (Buen Camino: From Croagh Patrick to Santiago de Compostela) and tales from her recen…

Camino De Santiago UK Pilgrimage

S2:E3 Preparation, Prayers & Packing Our Fears on Camino

Sept. 15, 2021

Author Kevin Donahue ( discusses preparing to walk three historic pilgrim footpaths in England: the Pilgrims' Way, the Via Francigena, and the Way of St. Cuthbert. In addition to his packing li…

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S2:E2 Transience & Permanence Along the Pilgrims' Way | Jo Frances Penn

Sept. 1, 2021

During a break in Britain's COVID lockdowns, English author Jo Frances Penn ( set out alone from her home to walk the Pilgrim's Way from London to Canterbury Cathedral. An unlikely pilgrim, Jo had never be…

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

Aug. 18, 2021

Dr. Guy Hayward co-founded the British Pilgrimage Trust ( 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…

UK Pilgrimage

S2:E0 A Call to Pilgrimage | Season Two Premiere

Aug. 4, 2021

In the debut of Season Two of the Sacred Steps Podcast, author Kevin Donahue ( previews the upcoming season, featuring interviews with pilgrims and authors. Season Two highlights include the Ca…