Monsignor Augustin Almy was in Haiti five years ago when the earthquake hit. When the country’s Catholic Church fell apart along with most of Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.
Almy, a priest at St. James Catholic Church in North Miami, was visiting Haiti for his mother’s 100th birthday.
He was in his room at the Port-au-Prince seminary where he worked for years before moving to South Florida.
“I see the house shaking,” he said.
It was 4:53 pm.