Video [ENG] David Parkes Miracle Healing in Medjugorje
David Parkes, the son of a successful band leader and trumpet player, born in Dublin, he wanted to be a professional soccer player. Several years ago, stared death in the face. A man with everything to live for: a young family, star professional footballer, and standing on the brink of a promising pop music career, he was diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease. Having endured ten major bowel operations, yet still in constant, debilitating pain, he was informed by his medical team that there was nothing more they could do for him.
Out of work for months, David faced not only a hopeless future, but severe financial problems as well. After a fund raising event run by his friends, an invitation was issued to not overly interested in religion David and his wife Anne to travel to the former Yugoslavia where they had spent their honeymoon. It was thought this would be David's last trip before the disease, and death, overtook him. They visited Medjugorje, the tiny village in the mountains where our Blessed Mother has been allegedly appearing daily to a group of young people since 1981.
In Medjugorje David reluctantly attended a healing Mass being conducted by the renowned healing Priest, Fr. Peter Rookey. Literally, having to be pushed forward to receive the blessing he found himself within three seconds lying on the ground where he remained for 20 minutes, waking up to find Senator Donnie Cassidy looking down upon him. Within two days of the blessings David Parkes had begun to feel much better with far less physical symptoms. On his return to Ireland he showed no further symptoms of Crohn's disease and he continues to be free of this deadly disease.
Shortly afterwards he decided to dedicate his life witnessing to the great healing power of God.
In November 1992 David released his first album in the United States "Let Me Live". The recording of this beautiful pro-life song was the fulfillment of a promise he had made while in Medjugorje in gratitude to God for the great healing that had occurred. David has sung to audiences of up to 30,000 people when Mother Teresa requested he sing for her historic visit to Knock and now continues to perform worldwide.
Today, David's story is known internationally. His ministry has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia. David has become one of the most sought after speakers, and in particular, Master of Ceremonies, for Marian Conferences and retreats throughout North America. David has made guest appearances on EWTN, and has sung on the BBC weekly series "Songs of Praise", which was seen by over 88 million viewers worldwide.
At the present time, David Parkes is working in Medjugorje as Pilgrimage Director for Marian Pilgrimages which is based in Dublin, Ireland. David has been in Medjugorje since the last week of March, with the exception of the month of May when he travelled to North America to honor previously booked engagements in Toronto, and at Notre Dame in Indiana.
His duties in Medjugorje are varied. He is responsible for all aspects of the pilgrimage experience, including the general well being of the pilgrims and overseeing the spiritual programme. The pilgrimage season runs until November.
Video interview with David Parkes