The former College of Preachers at the National Cathedral | Photo: National Cathedral $22 Million Renovation Planned at National Cathedral June 8, 2019 News Washington National Cathedral announced June 6 its plans to renovate a building that once housed its College for Preachers and reopen it as a hub of faith programming and spiritual formation, with help from two gifts totaling $22 million. The College for Preachers opened in 1929, but the building has been vacant and deteriorating since 2008, when it closed amid the Great Recession. It is scheduled to reopen in 2020 as the Virginia Mae Center, according to an article in the cathedral’s summer issue of its Cathedral Age magazine that was posted online. The center will provide space for the cathedral’s new programing arm, the Cathedral College of Faith and Culture. Programing will include conferences, forums, retreats and pilgrimages. From Episcopal News Service — read the rest.