35 episodes

Walking virtually alongside pilgrims and authors, the Sacred Steps Podcast explores the world's most revered footpaths, connecting a community of pilgrims from across the globe. From the Camino de Santiago through Spain to the Via Francigena across Europe to Italy, the podcast features updates and first-hand accounts from the footpaths of pilgrimage.

A companion to Kevin Donahue's pilgrimage books (The Pilgrims' Table and Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal), the podcast also introduces several lesser-known journeys, such as England’s Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury and the California Missions Trail in the United States.

Sacred Steps Podcast Kevin Donahue, Camino de Santiago

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Walking virtually alongside pilgrims and authors, the Sacred Steps Podcast explores the world's most revered footpaths, connecting a community of pilgrims from across the globe. From the Camino de Santiago through Spain to the Via Francigena across Europe to Italy, the podcast features updates and first-hand accounts from the footpaths of pilgrimage.

A companion to Kevin Donahue's pilgrimage books (The Pilgrims' Table and Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal), the podcast also introduces several lesser-known journeys, such as England’s Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury and the California Missions Trail in the United States.

    S3:E3 The Camino Provides: Finding Hope, Happiness, and a New Home in Spain

    S3:E3 The Camino Provides: Finding Hope, Happiness, and a New Home in Spain

    "The Camino de Santiago saved my life." Leigh Brennan (https://leighbrennan.com/) tried quitting her first Camino de Santiago before it began. Battling grief and depression from a broken marriage, she found comfort, strength, and a new life on the Camino. Leigh packed away her old life in America and moved to Santiago de Compostela, where she's giving back to the Camino community through her podcast, The Camino Cafe.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S3:E2 Spanish for Camino | Words & Phrases for your Pilgrimage

    S3:E2 Spanish for Camino | Words & Phrases for your Pilgrimage

    From her home on the Camino Portugues route, blogger Maria Seco (https://www.spanishforcamino.com) shares Spanish words, phrases, and cultural tips to make your Camino de Santiago pilgrimage more enjoyable.

    • 35 min
    S3:E1 Pages, Prayers and Pilgrimage | Season Three Preview

    S3:E1 Pages, Prayers and Pilgrimage | Season Three Preview

    In the Season Three preview, author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com | http://www.thepilgrimstable.com) reflects on time away from the podcast, his Via Francigena camino pilgrimage through Italy to Rome, and a preview of the new season of the Sacred Steps Podcast.

    • 16 min
    S2:E15 Prayers and Pilgrimage | Season Two Finale

    S2:E15 Prayers and Pilgrimage | Season Two Finale

    In the Season Two finale, author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) reflects on carrying the prayers of pilgrims and strangers during his pilgrimage and discusses his upcoming pilgrimage in Italy along the Via Francigena.

    Season Three of the Sacred Steps Podcast resumes in October 2022.

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

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

    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.

    • 56 min
    S2:E13 An Empty Nest Pilgrim Soars on The Camino de Santiago

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

    Facing an empty nest after more than twenty years of child-raising, author Carolyn Gillespie (https://www.carolyngillespie.co.uk) confronted her existential crisis on the Camino de Santiago. Through steps and miles, laughter and tears, she found her future self. Her first book, Pilgrim, shares the story of her emotional transformation and the resilient spirit of middle-aged women.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

CaminoInUSA ,

Really Appreciate This Podcast

I have to say - not being able to walk the Camino this year because of COVID really got to me. I found this podcast and it’s been an absolutely wonderful way to stay connected to the Camino spirit. BUEN CAMINO, PEREGRINOS!

leadergal ,

Early stages of learning about camino

My favorite are the interview episodes so far! And learning people’s stories.

Highland Camino 2000 ,

Content excellent but…

The actual content and choice of people interviews are interesting, and the actual conversations enjoyable and pack in a lot of great information. The big ‘minus’ is the music and voice you’re bombarded with at the intro/ending. For something called ‘sacred steps,’ you’d think something less grating and annoying would've been chosen. Big turn-off. I really just wanted to listen to Guy Hayward of the British pilgrimage trust so thank goodness you can skip the grating parts.

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