Tau Center Remains Closed for In-Person Gatherings

  As We Transition Into Fall

Still Point is our new quarterly e-publication that introduces a range of spiritual topics in the months to come. This inaugural issue is centered on Laudato Si' and the related concepts of Ecological Spirituality and Integral Ecology. As Pope Francis states: 

“The ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion . . .” [LS 217]

At the Still Point - Reflection Video


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Letter from the Director

As we navigate the accelerating climate emergency, we have also found ourselves mired in the emotions and groundlessness of the Pandemic – which shows few signs of retreating. A thread running through both challenges is the sustenance and new-found appreciation we have found in the natural world – something as simple as an evening walk took on new meaning. The stars in the night sky and birdsong over morning coffee came into awareness. There was a pause in our routines that allowed a turning away from old ways of being, that no longer served. 

The pandemic has been difficult, but it has also created a space for the new to emerge. That too is the invitation contained in Laudato Si'… to remain open to the opportunity in the midst of the chaos, hopeful in the heartache, connected across the distance, rooted in God above all else. 

Through these past eighteen months, we have deeply missed hosting you for programs and retreats. This loss has brought sadness and disappointment – but it has also challenged us to find new ways to be with you and support your spiritual journeys from a distance.

When introducing the then new Tau Center Ministry in 2010, Sr Jane Madejczyk, OSF wrote:

“Tau Center signs the work we do as belonging to the heart, not to a specific place; wherever the mission of Tau Center is carried out, there is the Center. Location is not as important by far as the service and the growth.”   

So, while we remain closed to in-person offerings, the heart of Tau Center is still radiating out into the world. And we continue to carry the mission of our Ministry through you and for you.

Contemplative Virtual Retreats

Create a Space for Stillness and Reflection This Fall

Fall is a time to celebrate your harvest and a time to rest and reflect on all you have created this year. The arrival of fall brings forth a time to celebrate and acknowledge these accomplishments.’

During this fall season, your spirit is beginning to rest and reflect on triumphs this year. Take time to acknowledge your growth and expansion as a natural evolution of your being. Let us continue moving forward with new ideas and new dreams during the changing season.

With this intention we invite you to create a dedicated space in your home or outside for quiet prayer, contemplation, and reflection on the new energy of fall. This area can be as simple as a comfortable chair with a small table, perhaps near a window to gaze on nature. Fall is a spiritual season of transformation. 

Individual & Directed Retreats

Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start. A directed retreat can help you start the process as you attempt to deepen your relationship with the divine and grow in your own personal spirituality.


Small Group Retreats & Programs

Tau Center is not open to small group programs at this time. We anticipate offering in 2022. 



Welcome to Tau Center

We offer a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey – whether it is to reconnect with their inner-spirit or whether they are seeking a deeper relationship with God and the world around them. Our programs encourage an awakening of the spirit that leads to hope, healing, peace and transformation. 

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Seasonal Programs   

Introduction to Centering Prayer
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

ONLINE via Zoom

Facilitated by Laura Desmarais

Join Laura and other seekers to learn the Centering Prayer process in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. 

Registration is required by Sunday 10/17 

Register here


Centering Prayer - 4 Week Series
Listen with an Open Heart

Thursday, October 26
November 2, 9, 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

ONLINE via Zoom

Facilitated by Laura Desmarais

We invite you to take time to connect and dwell in your heart space this Fall Season

Full description here

One-time Registration is required by October 17th 

If you are new to Centering Prayer, we encourage you to register separately for "Introduction to Centering Prayer" being held on Tuesday, October 19th.  

Register here 


Exploring Your Strengths
Saturday, November 6
9:00 a.m. 
 12:00 p.m. 

ONLINE via Zoom

Have you ever felt God calling you towards a specific purpose in your work, personal life, or community, but not certain you had the right skills or talents to act on it? 

Full program description here

Morning workshop using the research-based CliftonStrengths® Assessment.  

Register here


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Enjoy our new publication - Still Point while you continue your spiritual journey and deepen your practice. 

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