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. The Tau Cross is a symbol that is beloved and significant to all Franciscans. Saint Francis adopted the Tau Cross as his standard. Find out how it became part of our name.

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Make it a Personal Day

Tau Center offers a peaceful and reflective setting for individuals and groups seeking to carve out space for deepening their inner lives. Spend a retreat day at Tau Center and enjoy the grounds including our Peace Path, Chapel, Meditation Room and Quiet Rooms, as a way to reconnect with your authentic self, your dreams and visions, and the Divine within.

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Recognize Your Grace

Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start. Spiritual direction can be the next step on your journey if you long to find meaning in your spiritual life, discover your inner-self, and grow closer to God and to others.

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Wednesdays, September 4, 2019 through May 9, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Exploring the Franciscan Way of Life - Cohort 3 (Year 1)

Francis of Assisi desired to live the Gospels - he did not set out to create a movement. He chose a radical way of living the gospels by seeing God in all creation. As we journey through this program, we will explore how each of us is called to live the Gospels today.

Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)

Wisdom Writing Circle - Fall Series

Writing opens windows into our inner-life. Writing can keep us centered, help us discover new aspects of ourselves, and new perspectives on our lives. When we come together as a community of those who write, we share these discoveries in a safe circle.

Monday, September 9, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Centering Prayer - Experience the Presence of God

Upcoming Sessions:  Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9 2019; and Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9 and Apr 13, 2020

Centering Prayer is a form of contemplation or meditation that has been practiced for centuries within the Christian tradition. It is simply a way to learn how to experience God as a loving presence within our lives. The fruits of Centering Prayer are rich. All are welcome to come join us each month - both beginner and experienced.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)

Outdoor Drumming Circle and Fire Ceremony

Drumming is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. While the drum has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the circle helps draw our individual energies together, unifying them into a consolidated force.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00AM-12:00PM or 7:00-9:00PM (CST)

Sipping Wisdom: Savoring Her Passion in our Everyday Relational Lives

In this reflective session we will ponder Wisdom’s presence and appearances to us in and through ordinary and everyday living experiences.

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Schedule a Retreat Day at Tau Center

If you're looking for a space for silent prayer or deepening of your spiritual life, Tau Center offers a peaceful setting for you to enjoy a self-guided retreat where you will enjoy your own Quiet Room along with other amenities such as our chapel, outdoor peace path, labyrinth and more.

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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. 

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