Brush Wisdom Retreat

Join guest facilitator, Thomas Roberts, and explore your creative spirituality in this special retreat which introduces the practice of Brush Wisdom, a deeply inspiring and expressive form of meditation.

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Self-Guided 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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What is 'Tau'?

Oftentimes, our staff is asked the question, 'What is Tau?' and why are we called Tau Center. Click below to find out how our name came about and its relation to St. Francis of Assisi.

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RETREAT: April 24 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM) and April 25 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM) (CDT)
PRESENTATION:  April 24 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)

Brush Wisdom: Messages from a Contemplative Heart

Brush Wisdom is a deeply inspiring and expressive form of meditation. Developing a deep sense of presence and open relationship to your true self; the brush, ink and paper allow you to access your deeper wisdom in a new and refreshing manner.

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts

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April 27, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us. At this month's deepening session, we will focus on the practice of the Welcoming Prayer.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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NEW DATE - May 7, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Gong Sound Meditation

Throughout history in various cultures, gongs have been used as sacred instruments. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides a powerful vehicle for meditation and spiritual transformation.

Facilitated by Marian Kraus

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May 11, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Centering Prayer: Deepening Study

In Centering Prayer we open our humble selves to God’s presence and action within, trusting God’s mercy and love. This day will provide the opportunity to enter the silence of centering prayer in order to hear God’s first language more deeply.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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May 13, 20 & 27, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm (CDT) - CLASS IS FULL. WAITLIST OFFERED.

Spirituality of Aging: Awakening to a New Moment

What meanings do we attach to the process of aging? How can we age with awareness and intention rather than merely growing old? In this session we embrace aging as a unique and grace-filled time. 

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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

Recently, I was asked to write about “Easter Joy.” So, in preparation, I began to ask myself the question – what makes Easter joy different from everyday joy?