Are you planning your first Camino de Santiago? In this dedicated live-streaming Q&A, author & noted pilgrim Anne Born joins Kevin Donahue to share tips and answer questions submitted by pilgrims walking this year. This live stream was recorded on Saturday, February 4, 2023 on YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon Live. To watch the video replay, visit https://youtube.com/live/Ua8DJHFr7BM.
DISCUSSIONS FROM THIS EPISODE:
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- Podcast Homepage – sacredstepspodcast.com
- Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal
- Stream the Video Podcast on YouTube
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MEET OUR GUEST: Anne Born
Known on social media as #LittleOldLadyWalking, American poet, author, and noted Camino pilgrim Anne Born (https://tumbleweedpilgrim.com/) has walked the Camino de Santiago ten times. An award-winning writer, Anne is the publisher of The Backpack Press. Her writing focuses on family and life in a big city after growing up in a small one. She is the author of “A Marshmallow on the Bus,” “Prayer Beads on the Train,” “Waiting on a Platform,” “Turnstiles,” and “Local Color.” Anne has written two books related to the Camino de Santiago: “Buen Camino! Tips from an American Pilgrim” and If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim’s Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.” Anne divides her time between New York and Michigan, and the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
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 books: Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal and The Pilgrims’ Table.
BOOKS BY KEVIN DONAHUE:
Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal | Free Preview
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, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal conveys both the historical context and 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.
The Pilgrims’ Table | Free Preview
Brought together by fate for a memorable dinner, five pilgrims recall their emotional journeys along Spain’s Camino de Santiago. Powerful and moving, The Pilgrims’ Table is an emotional look at the transformational power of pilgrimage.
Born from the intersection of my experiences with those of other pilgrims, The Pilgims’ Table is the story of five pilgrims from divergent paths who come together at a Spanish albergue. The deeply personal stories shared over dinner transform their outlook on pilgrimage and connect them as one pilgrim family.