From Anger to Enlightenment    From Anger to Enlightenment



Inspirational Speaker, Author & Life Coach

     Rob Palasciano is a missionary disciple from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and a student of the School of Missionary Discipleship. He is also a trauma survivor armed with the power of God’s Hope, and on a mission to share this Hope with those who need it even more than he does. Twenty five years ago, on the 333rd day of the year, a gunman took his life away and God gave it back to him. Rob was shot twice in a bank robbery and for a short time was pronounced clinically dead, but God allowed him to live. In Heaven, Rob was blessed by Mary, the Holy Mother of God with a divine gift and given a life-long mission.

During the next 77 days in the Surgical Intensive Care unit at Winthrop Hospital, it was God’s Hope that gave Rob the strength to overcome the brutal pain. Even today, it is the Light of His Hope that helps him battle the emotional and physical pain of that life changing day. This is his purpose, to share Hope and Faith through his story as a testament to God, so that others might be healed. Like many others, Rob is called to be a witness, a tool for God to work through. He offers his testimony to honor Jesus Christ, through whom all things are possible, and as proof that God walks beside us, each and every day.

His book, From Anger To Enlightenment, A Survivor’s Story of Faith, is the culmination of how, through the Spirit of The Lord, he turned his pain and anger into understanding and forgiveness for the man who shot him. This gripping true story is about Hope, Faith, Anger and Guilt. It’s also about God, Heaven, and the most powerful healing medicine…Forgiveness! It teaches survivors and their families how to heal the emotional scars caused from the effects of Trauma Induced Stress. It includes a 5 STAGE HEALING GUIDE to a peaceful beginning of a new life, free of pain and anguish. 

(Monsignor Thomas Costa)  “I was filled with admiration of how he allowed the Holy Spirit to lead him on this amazing journey with Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.” 

  • Husband of 23 years to Maria & Father of Adam, Jessica, & Stephen
  • Missionary Disciple & Student at the Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI)
  • Inspirational Speaker / Author / Life Coach
  • Teacher, 8th grade CCD – Our Lady of Mercy Church, Hicksville
  • Fraternal organizations: Knights of Columbus & Holy Name Society
  • The Bank of New York Mellon, Vice President/Cash Management Division (1990-2004)
  • Merrill Lynch, Financial Consultant (1985-1989)
  • Hofstra University, Bachelor of Science / Finance & Banking, 1985

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