Kresta in the Afternoon – August 10, 2020 – Hour 2

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+  On the Camino di San Benedetto: What I Learned about Italy - and Myself (2 segments)

  • Description: To many of us, the Open Road is a means of escape. But when Karl Keating decided to travel the Cammino di San Benedetto in Italy, he wasn’t escaping anything – and no one other than his wife even knew he had gone. He went in search of the unknown, to find an Italy he hadn’t discovered before. He discovered much along the way and even discovered himself. He joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Karl Keating
      Karl Keating is the founder of Catholic Answers and the author of many books, most recently Sun, Storm, and Solitude: Discovering Hidden Italy on the Cammino di San Benedetto. Visit him at
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    • Sun, Storm, and Solitude: Discovering Hidden Italy on the Cammino di San Benedetto

      The open road. To many it means escape, but I wasn't escaping from anything.

      I traveled more than six thousand miles by plane, train, and bus to walk in unfamiliar country, but I left behind no process server, no posse, no bounty hunter. No one was looking for me, and no one, other than my wife, knew I had left home. I want to see an Italy I hadn't seen before. I wanted to get away from the cares of quotidian life. I wanted sustained, healthy exercise. And I looked for the novelty of the unknown and the unexpected. I found some of each and too much of some. The Cammino di San Benedetto (Way of St. Benedict) lies in the Apennine mountains to the east of Rome. Sometimes dirt, sometimes asphalt, it passes through villages that date to the Middle Ages. It is one of Italy's newest pilgrimage routes, as yet uncrowded and unspoiled. Along the Cammino I found characters as colorful as the fields and serenety as deep as the valleys. I even found out something about myself. (learn more)

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