What is “Tau”?

Oftentimes the staff at Tau Center are asked, “what is a “Tau” and why is the Tau Center named this? We invite you to discover the importance of this symbol and its relationship to our Franciscan heritage.

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Lee Woodruff's Story

Tau Center is proud to have CBS Reporter and author Lee Woodruff share her story of balancing life’s unexpected changes with courage at our women’s morning of renewal on January 31. Find out more about Lee’s story.

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2015 Program Guide

Tau Center offers a full season of spirituality programs, along with special guest facilitators. Click here to download our latest Winter/Spring 2015 Program Guide. We hope you'll find something you would like to attend.

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December 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Advent Morning of Reflection

Come and sip wisdom and savor her passion at this Advent reflection session. We will explore different life experiences and offer reflective questions for finding Wisdom, “The Breath of the Power of God” (Wis. 7:27), within your own lived experiences. 

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Dec. 18, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (CST)

Drumming Circle

Feel the powerful beat of the sacred and all of creation through the meditative rhythm of the drum. Drumming connects each person with the rhythm of their heart, as well as enhancing a connectedness with Mother Earth. 

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Dec. 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Centering Prayer - Open Practice

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us. This open session is available to all who are familiar with Centering Prayer to continue to deepen our experiential knowing of God through a journey of meditation and prayer.

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Jan. 5, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Monday Open Meditations

Join us twice a month for our open Monday Meditations. Each session consists of an hour meditation, combining both sitting and walking, and ends with a short discussion. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.

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Tuesdays, 6:30 PM thru 9:30 PM (CST), January 6-February 24

Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis

A combination of prayer, presentations/videos, and group dialogue, this series will help us discover what this crisis has to teach us about living faithfully during this time and explore options for making a commitment to action. 

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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

Have you ever seen one of those billboards on the highway that reads, “Watch this Space” and wonder exactly what are we to watch for?

This very question was posed to me by a friend after the first Sunday of Advent, when we heard Jesus say in Mark’s Gospel, “Be on guard! Be alert! …  What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” (Mark 13:33;35)