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Road to Damascus Reboot: Dr. Bob Schuchts & Fr. Chris reflect on Pope Benedict XVI's notes on St. Paul in this new video created for our RHP substack readers. Enjoy!

Fr. Elias Mary Mills and Amelia pray the Fátima prayers at the end of this short conversation recorded a year ago today for the Rosary Hour Podcast. Link to the original prayers in Portuguese.


25/26 January 2024 | 2nd Edition

Hi Everyone!

This is Amelia!

We have a special presentation on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle? First, here is the related passage of scripture:

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12 ‘With this in mind, I was travelling to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests, 13 when at midday along the road, your Excellency,[c] I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions. 14 When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew[d] language, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.” 15 I asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The Lord answered, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But get up and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and testify to the things in which you have seen me[e] and to those in which I will appear to you. 17 I will rescue you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

Last year, Fr. Chris Alar and Dr. Bob Schuchts came to the Digital Café to talk about their Road to Damascus Moments on January 25. We originally began the conversation with a passage by Pope Benedict XVI from his book, “Holy Days” published by Novalis which we have included as new footage to re-fresh this video with a new introduction for this post and give it new life. Here is the quote that we read in the video for you here, and which is also in the transcription:


We are here today on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. According to the late Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI:

“In reality, St. Paul's conversion was not a passage from immortality to morality, from a mistaken faith to a right faith, but it was a being conquered by Christ: the renunciation of his own perfection; it was the humility of one who puts himself without reserve in the service of Christ for the brethren. And only in this renunciation of ourselves, in this conforming to Christ, are we also united among ourselves; we become "one" in Christ (Pope Benedict XVI, pg. 24-25, "Holy Days", Chapter on January 25, The Conversion of Saint Paul. Published by Novalis in Toronto, Canada).


We began this conversation on healing & understanding of the merits of the Wounds of Christ, one year ago, we reflected on this comment by the late Benedict XVI to help us understand today’s Feast.

In this exchange, Dr. Bob Schuchts and Fr. Chris Alar describe moments in their lives when they experienced a “Road to Damascus moment”?

When have you experienced this moment?

Talk to someone in your life about this topic and get in a conversation about life changing moments and how it transformed your Faith life.


Fr. Alar is the narrator of the Rosary Hour Podcast, and his extended introduction was made possible with the assistance of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. He talks about being a Marian Helper here:

We’d like to thank Peter Markage, and also to Godric / Fr. Alar who co-created the outro scripts for this recording and which is used for our Rosary series episodes.

Thanks again to Fr. Anthony, the founding Spiritual Director of our podcast who taught us to ask questions about the “Why” behind our prayers of the Holy Rosary and whose most recent notes on Suffering are located in an upcoming video release via our YouTube channel here:


In this video, Children’s Rosary ® prays the Fatima prayers three times with Fr. Elias Mary Mills leading at the end of the new Road To Damascus presentation, with an invitation to join the Consecration Journey.

Here is the original text:

Meu Deus, eu creio, adoro, espero e amo-Vos. Peço-Vos perdão para os que não crêem, não adoram, não esperam e não Vos amam.

The original Fátima prayers in Portuguese are taught here by Padre Nuno:


“The mission of the Church is the transformation and healing of the world, to bring the whole world to Jesus, and we can’t do that unless we, ourselves, are first healed.

The passion of St. John Paul II was to see the renewal and restoration of the Church. At the John Paul II Healing Center, our mission is to embody his teachings by bringing concrete and tangible healing into the lives of people.”

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March 11-15, 2024 | Tallahassee, FL

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This podcast explores the message of the most Holy Rosary so to encourage others to respond to the call of the Mother of God to pray the Rosary every day for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. Our guests have contributed to helping our listeners to rediscover the "why" behind our prayers, and also contemplate the Mysteries of the Rosary in the context of our daily lives.