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-year veteran of the US Army) and
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-year veteran of the US Army) and his team of psychologists and retired service members provide no-cost equipment, transportation, guidance, and counseling to soldiers battling to overcome mental, psychological, and spiritual hardships.
*Note: This episode discusses PTSD and veteran suicide. If you or someone you care for needs to speak to a professional immediately, dial 988 (USA). Please see the show notes for organizations dedicated to assisting veterans and their families facing these incredible hardships.
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MEET OUR GUESTS: WARRIORS ON THE WAY
Warriors on the Way is a purpose-designed pilgrimage for Combat Veterans by Combat Veterans. Capitalizing on the latest research in PTSD and Moral Injury care, pilgrim veterans will join in the tradition of pilgrims who have been walking the Camino de Santiago since the 9th Century. Today the Camino welcomes pilgrims of all backgrounds from around the world with an established route with full logistical support.
Fr. Steve Rindahl (US Army, Ret.)
Dr. Renee Phillips, Ph.D.
Jim Stinson (USMC, Ret.)
Sgt. Chris Espinoza (US Army)
MEET THE HOST: Kevin Donahue
Husband. Father. Backpacker. Pilgrim. Author.
Kevin Donahue began walking pilgrimage routes in 2019, joining the historical footprints of pilgrims seeking places and people to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love. His passion for these historic footpaths and reflections from the journeys form the basis for his first book, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, printing in 2023.
Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal
At the crossroads of history and faith, a reluctant pilgrim embarks on a modern pilgrimage along some of the world’s most revered footpaths. Along the way, he discovers the places and encounters people that inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.
Available from print and digital booksellers for Easter 2023, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal conveys the historical context and shares the modern experience of pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along America’s Pacific Coast connecting the California Missions Trail, across receding tides to Holy Island, from London to Canterbury along Britain’s historic Pilgims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s Via Francigena on a journey of discovery.
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In back-to-back episodes, author Kevin Donahue discusses walking three historic pilgrim footpaths in the United Kingdom, highlighting a journey of personal, historical, and spiritual discovery along the way.
Britain's Pilgrims' Way
Pilgrim's Path to Holy Island