Spirituality Programs

Current Programs

We are committed to offering diverse programs and teachings that connect body, mind and spirit for individuals who are seeking deeper meaning and expression in their lives.

Registration is preferred no later than one week prior to the date of program.

Monday, March 27, 2017 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.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00am to Noon OR 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Lenten Retreat: The Heart of Franciscan Wisdom

Gazing into Beauty awakens one’s mind, heart and spirit into the fullness of the Resurrected Christ. The Goodness of this practice and its fruits, in turn, fills one’s mind, heart and spirit with a deep trust that God will always fund us with enough.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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 and Gabriela Kraus

Monday, April 3, 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00am to Noon OR 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Lenten Retreat: The Heart of Franciscan Wisdom

Gazing into Beauty awakens one’s mind, heart and spirit into the fullness of the Resurrected Christ. The Goodness of this practice and its fruits, in turn, fills one’s mind, heart and spirit with a deep trust that God will always fund us with enough.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

Saturday, April 8, 9:30am-12:30pm (CDT)

Living Your Purpose

Well-being research indicates the value of having a clear purpose in life; when we have something to get up for in the morning, we live longer and more meaningfully. In this workshop, you’ll identify your life purpose, then create a plan to enliven and embody your purpose.

Facilitated by Rebecca Russell, MS

Monday, April 10, 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

Monday, April 17, 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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

Self-Discovery Through SoulCollage®

SoulCollage® is a powerful creative process that gently enables you to hear the deep wisdom of your own inner-knowing through the practice of collage art. This soul-tending practice honors one’s personal journey, while promoting personal growth and self-discovery.

Facilitated by Sharon Devo

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Drumming Circle

The sound of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and also of those around us. Its beat can represent our heart as we become grounded yet taken to a place deep inside where we are keenly aware of our mind and body, and the connection between the two.

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

Monday, April 24, 2017 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.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Sound of Bowls

Traditional historic singing bowls produce sounds that invoke deep states of relaxation; naturally assisting one in entering expanded states of consciousness and meditation.

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts

Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, 9:30am-4:30pm (CDT)

Brush Wisdom

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, LCSW, LMFT

Monday, May 1, 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm (CST)

Zentangle® Mutual Inspiration Circle

Continue to explore the calming practice of Zentangle alongside others in our Inspiration Circle. We will gather to share our thoughts and practices, as we use this form for creative expression and spiritual meditation. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies. 

Facilitated by Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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 and Gabriela Kraus

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Drumming Circle

The sound of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and also of those around us. Its beat can represent our heart as we become grounded yet taken to a place deep inside where we are keenly aware of our mind and body, and the connection between the two.

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

Monday, May 22, 2017 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.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Monday, June 5, 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.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - Service begins at 7:30 PM (CST)

Taizé Prayer Service

Meant to foster reconciliation and peace among people, Taizé is a Christian ecumenical meditative common prayer service that incorporates song and chant, scripture readings and silence. People of all faiths are welcome. Light refreshments following the service.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Drumming Circle

The sound of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and also of those around us. Its beat can represent our heart as we become grounded yet taken to a place deep inside where we are keenly aware of our mind and body, and the connection between the two.

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

Monday, June 19, 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.

What a wonderful first-time experience at the Centering Prayer gathering this evening. I feel so calm and centered.Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank so you very much!!
– Tau Center Meetup Group participant

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Brush Wisdom: A Deeply Inspiring Retreat

Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, 9:30am-4:30pm

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. During this retreat, we will explore the inter-play of mind, body and spirit through the expressive use of the brush stroke in an atmosphere of contemplative calm and peace.

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