Lima, Peru, May 8, 2012 / 15:01 pm
The man who experienced a miraculous healing in 1956 through the intercession of St. Martin de Porres, shared details about the incident as Peru celebrates the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the Dominican saint.
In an interview from Spain with the Peruvian daily El Comercio, Antonio Cabrera Pérez-Camacho recalled that everything began with a childhood prank on August 25, 1956 while on vacation in the city of Garachico.
“I was a very mischievous boy and I was walking with another boy who had a bar of soap. I took it from him and threw it into a house that was under construction. He began to cry and said his father punish him. I said, 'Don’t worry, I’ll go find it.'”
As he was climbing the roof of the structure, a 60-pound cement block came loose. “I fell to the ground and the block fell on top of me. My left leg was crushed,” Antonio said.