What is Tau?

We are often asked this question. Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans offering a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey. So, how did 'Tau' come about in our name?

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Day 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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New to Tau Center?

If you have never been to Tau Center and would like a short tour, please call us at 630-909-6808 to schedule a time to visit. You may also click on the link below to see some of the amenities offered to you at Tau Center.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation with Sounding

Mindfulness is the continuous practice of being aware and awake to the present moment – to be truly present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh.

CANCELLED due to low registration - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Exploring Art as Prayer

There are times when prayerful images can express and inspire more than a thousand words. Visio Divina (Latin for “divine seeing”) invites us to a place of contemplative seeing. Join us for a relaxed morning of reflection and art.

Facilitated by Dessi Bushi

Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Rooted in the ancient Christian tradition of Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of the Divine’s presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God and is a practice to nurture that relationship. It offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00PM to 9:00PM (CST)

The Heart of Living Fully

May is a month of springtime and fullness. In the film Camelot, Guinevere sings of it as a “The Lusty Month of May”. In Celtic cultures it was and is celebrated with rituals, dances and songs of life blooming in many meanings. In Christian traditions, it is dedicated to Mary – she who is the mother of the fullness of Divine Life incarnated.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene Wilson, OSF

Monday, May 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is the continuous practice of being aware and awake to the present moment – to be truly present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Exploring Art as Prayer

Saturday, May 6, 9:30am-12:30pm

There are times when prayerful images can express and inspire more than a thousand words. Visio Divina (Latin for “divine seeing”) invites us to a place of contemplative seeing. Join us for a relaxed morning of reflection and art. We’ll explore art as prayer and allow God to open our spiritual eyes to see, be seen and transformed through images.

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