New Fall Programs

Our new fall programs are online now and available for your viewing. We have a rich mix of spirituality programs and new facilitators this season as well. Click below to download our new program guide.

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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, the meaning of 'Tau' and its relation to St. Francis of Assisi.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

Visual Journaling Nature Retreat

Join us for a morning of quiet reflection as we walk the Peace Path and explore with images. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the practice of visual journaling as a way to creatively express and deepen your spiritual life.

Facilitated by Sharon Devo

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Monday, October 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us rooted in ancient Christian tradition. Both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to come together in order to deepen our experiential knowing of God through a journey of meditation and prayer. 

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Outdoor Drumming Circle and Fire Ceremony

Through a fire ceremony, we reconnect our oneness with the Divine Universe and energy bound in old ways can be freed to move in a new direction. During this special drumming circle, we will bring an offering to the fire in the form of a natural object – a stick – where we blow our intention into the stick for whatever is wanting to be released or healed.

Facilitated by Sr. Lynn Schafer, OSF, and Therese Yonikus

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Introduction to SoulCollage®

In this introduction to the practice of SoulCollage®, you’ll discover just how fun and easy transformation can be. SoulCollage® is a powerful creative process that gently enables you to hear the deep wisdom of your own inner knowing and to honor all aspects of your life.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CST)

Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts: A Reflective Workshop

God has blessed each of us with gifts to be used in service to God’s people and for the transformation of our world. The focus of this reflective workshop is to begin to explore, recognize and claim our own spiritual gifts, as well as recognize and affirm the gifts in others.

Facilitated by Jeanne Connolly

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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

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” This quote was on the wall of a restaurant where I recently ate lunch with two of my sisters in community. It prompted an interesting and sometimes funny conversation!