Virginia Tech: Monsignor Chester Michael Professorship in Catholic Studies
Help bring the teachings of Catholic history, culture, and spiritual direction to others: Steven & Carol Ham’s vision is that the students of Virginia Tech (Catholics comprise about 25% of the student body) will have a stream of courses focusing on the history and culture of the Catholic Church. It is even their hope and aspiration that the scholar who holds the chair might be a priest (the University of Virginia has two Catholic priests in academic positions currently!). The Hams also intend to create perhaps a study room which will have access to the writings of Monsignor Chet Michael to include his library of religious books (which also include the library of Marie Norrisey!). This project has the potential to create a lasting legacy to the saintly ministry of Monsignor and, they hope, raise awareness and appreciation for the Catholic tradition of spiritual direction. Please read the following links to find out how you can help in establishing this worthy cause of funding a professorship offering Catholic Studies at Virginia Tech.