New Fall Programs

Our new fall programs are online now and available for your viewing. We have a rich mix of spirituality programs and new facilitators this season as well. Click below to download our new program guide.

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Self-Guided Retreats

Are you looking for a space for silent meditation, prayer or deepening your spiritual life? Tau Center offers a peaceful setting for self-guided retreats, spiritual direction and more to help you nourish your spirit.

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What is 'Tau'?

Oftentimes, our staff is asked the question, 'What is Tau?' and why are we called Tau Center. Click below to find out how our name came about, the meaning of 'Tau' and its relation to St. Francis of Assisi.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Gong Sound Meditation

Throughout history in various cultures, gongs have been used as sacred instruments. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides a powerful vehicle for meditation and spiritual transformation.

Facilitated by Marian Kraus

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Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us rooted in ancient Christian tradition. Both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to come together in order to deepen our experiential knowing of God through a journey of meditation and prayer. 

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM (CDT)

On Being a Mystic in Our Time

During this retreat day, we will explore together the paths of our ancient belonging – reclaiming the call to be a mystic in our own time – a lover of the Holy – and a passionate partner in God’s Creation.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Monday Open Meditations

Join us twice a month for our open Monday Meditations – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh consisting of an hour meditation that combines both sitting and walking and ends with a short discussion.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - Service begins at 7:30 PM (CST)

Taizé Prayer Service

Meant to foster reconciliation and peace among people, Taizé is a Christian ecumenical meditative common prayer service that incorporates song and chant, scripture readings and silence. People of all faiths are welcome. Light refreshments following the service.

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A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans

Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans. We are a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today. 


A Note from Sister Glenna

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” This quote was on the wall of a restaurant where I recently ate lunch with two of my sisters in community. It prompted an interesting and sometimes funny conversation!