Franciscan Way of Life

The Wheaton Franciscans are committed to sharing the Franciscan story and spirit with all. "Exploring the Franciscan Way of Life" is a two-year program open to people of all faiths who want to learn more about Franciscan spirituality and how to integrate Franciscan values into daily life. This new program begins October 11, so please register early.

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Matthew Fox: Oct 26

Enjoy this special event with internationally acclaimed theologian and activist, Matthew Fox, being held at Tau Center on Friday, October 26 entitled, "Spirituality, Mysticism and Mother Earth". Fox  has reinvented forms of education and worship and awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West.

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Gillian Ahlgren: Nov 17

Mark your calendar for November 17 as we welcome acclaimed author, Gillian Ahlgren to Tau Center where she'll present "The Tenderness of Francis and Clare” from 9:00am-3:30pm. Gillian Ahlgren is Professor of Theology at Xavier University and is a leading scholar of the Christian mystical tradition. 

More details and registration will be available by Oct 6, 2018. 

Monday, October 1, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Discovering the Gifts of the Chakras

Chakras are centers of life force or vital energy in the human body. Each of the chakras correspond to points in the physical body such as major arteries, veins and nerves, as well as vital organs. The energy that flows through our chakras effects not only the physical body but also our emotional and spiritual lives.

Monday, October 8, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Centering Prayer - Awaken the Heart

Centering Prayer is a form of contemplation or meditation that has been practiced for centuries within the Christian tradition. It is simply a way to learn how to experience God as a loving presence within our lives. The fruits of Centering Prayer are rich. All are welcome to come join us each month - both beginner and experienced.

Thursdays, October 2018 to June 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)

Exploring the Franciscan Way of Life - Group 2 (Year 1)

Francis of Assisi desired to live the Gospels - he did not set out to create a movement. He chose a radical way of living the gospels by seeing God in all creation. As we journey through this program, we will explore how each of us is called to live the Gospels today.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Pondering Our Dreams

Our dreams, day and night, are symbolic gifts from the Spirit to your soul. They are messages to you and about you as you are now. Dreams are given to you as teachers and are an invitation to awaken to your best self. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Perfect Joy: Living the Wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis invited his followers to live in the present moment. He proposed that if we are awake to each now, we will be filled with joy, despite the circumstances. In this session we will ponder how, even in awful and painful experiences of life, if we are awake in the Now, our presence will issue an abundance of awe.

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Schedule a Retreat Day at Tau Center

If you're looking for a space for silent prayer or deepening of your spiritual life, Tau Center offers a peaceful setting for you to enjoy a self-guided retreat where you will enjoy your own Quiet Room along with other amenities such as our chapel, outdoor peace path, labyrinth and more.

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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. 

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