MV Times: Grace Church Vineyard Haven seeking interns for summer of farming and prayer

Back in the late 1970s, Brian Murdoch, now the parish priest at Grace Episcopal Church, wanted to live the Benedictine model of work, study, and prayer.

This summer, Father Murdoch’s notion comes to fruition in a collaboration between Grace Church and Norton Farm. The Island institutions will co-host a summer internship from June 1 to Sept. 2 that will combine work (at the farm) and study and prayer (at the church).

“This idea comes from a long way back,” Father Murdoch said recently, “when I got out of Boston College and moved into one the discipleship houses, where people of faith live and follow the model of the sojourner — living simply and helping others.”

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