Virtual Tau Center Tour


Welcome to Tau Center, a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans. 

We offer a peaceful space and range of Retreat and Program Offerings where individuals and groups of diverse spiritual traditions can nourish their lives and find companions on the spiritual journey. In the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, we welcome all people looking for greater meaning in life and a deeper relationship with self, others, God and all Creation.


We invite you to experience all Tau Center has to offer in our series of Virtual Video Tours

Located on the lower level of Our Lady of Angels Motherhouse, we hope you feel a sense of quiet beauty, peacefulness and at one with God.

Come Explore Tau Center, a Virtual Tour 

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Spirituality Programs

Our Programs are offered online and in-person, with a focus on Contemplation, Creative Spirituality, Eco-Spirituality and Franciscan Life. In additional to our seasonal schedule for individuals, most of our offerings can be customized and offered for your private small group. 



Quiet Rooms for Self-guided and Guided Personal Day Retreats

Retreat Rooms at Tau Center are simple, yet comfortable spaces that can be reserved for a day of reflection, to meet with a staff Spiritual Companion, for extended private contemplation when attending a program or simply to recharge and renew.



Day Retreat Shared Rooms

In addition to a private retreat room, our Day Retreatants also have access to shared spaces within Tau Center to practice meditation, contemplative reading and creative spirituality.



Come Explore a Day Retreat

Group Retreats

In addition to individuals, Tau Center also hosts private small groups for custom retreats and programs or self-facilitated offerings. Each group experience is unique and includes access to a large group space, small kitchen area and the option to reserve additional quiet rooms if additional break-out space is needed. A shaded pavilion in St Clare Garden is also available. 



Group Retreat Video Tour – Coming Soon

Our Lady of Angels Chapel

As a guest of Tau Center, you’re welcome to visit Our Lady of Angels Chapel located within the Motherhouse of the Wheaton Franciscans. Built in 1954 and renovated in 1990, the Chapel offers a beautiful, gentle place for you to connect with God and community. 



St Clare Garden, Peace Path and Cosmic Walk

Unique to Tau Center, the St Clare Contemplative Garden offers individuals and groups a new outdoor space for contemplation, that compliments the natural beauty of the Peace Path and Cosmic Walk Butterfly Garden on the Wheaton Franciscan Campus.



Garden Video Tour Video – Coming in the Fall


Praised be my Lord, for our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
— St. Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Sun