Writer Bébhinn Ramsay was 31 when her husband died, leaving her to raise her two young children.
Her faith and sense of self were left shaken by the tragedy – but when her parents mentioned that they were doing a memorial walk on a sacred pilgrim path in Ireland, she decided to join in.
Since then, she says she has discovered why sacred walking can lead to a spiritual awakening – irrelevant of what your faith is.
You can find out more about Ireland’s pilgrim paths by listening to the World Service’s Heart and Soul programme here.
Producer: Sophia Smith Galer