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The measure of a man ‘off the streets’

Street dwellers often seek help from the church. Merlin Boyce of Word and Deed prayer group shares their experience of Mervyn Vincent.

Former San Fernando street dweller, Mervyn Vincent was a daily visitor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) RC Church, Harris Promenade, San Fernando. He was among those whose photographs appeared in OLPH’s 225th Commemorative Magazine published in 2012.

Parishioners admired his reverent and devout manner in church. On every visit, he made it a point of going all the way to the front to give an offering from “his pittance” as he so described the money that he received from the State.

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