Sometimes in our life, we find ourselves drawn to explore our spirituality – to connect more with our God, our inner-wisdom – and hoping to enhance our faith understandings. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you will find a comfortable atmosphere for further exploration and development at Tau Center.
In the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, Tau Center provides a peaceful and reflective environment for people seeking a deeper relationship with God, self, others and all of Creation. Through the integration of body, mind and spirit, Tau Center is committed to offering diverse experiences where individuals can nourish their spirit, find companions on their journey, and connect what they discover to meaning in their life and the world around them.
We offer a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey – whether it is to reconnect with their inner-spirit or whether they are seeking a deeper relationship with God and the world around them. Our programs encourage an awakening of the spirit that leads to hope, healing, peace and transformation.
For nearly 20 years, Karen Bychowski spent much of her time traveling around the United States and across the world, helping large organizations navigate change as part of her work with a Global Fortune 100 Consulting Company. In October 2019 she took a leap of faith; leaving her job to follow a greater calling she felt God had for her.
Jeanne Connolly is the Director of Charism and Mission for Wheaton Franciscan Sisters and offers online programs through the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters.
Sr Glenna Czachor, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with more than 25 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality.
Laura Desmarais explored meditation while living in India over ten years ago. Since then she found herself drawn to Centering Prayer and has been influenced by Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault - combining all of her prayer and meditation experiences to create this offering.
At ease with a variety of faith and spirituality traditions, Sharon is on staff at Tau Center, in addition to her work as a Spiritual Director/Companion. Sharon's intention is to be fully present with you in the space and silence, to allow your inner wisdom and the still small voice of the divine to emerge and be heard.
Patti Essig is a Spiritual Director. Because I believe God is present and active in every moment of life. I will listen to you with an open heart as I hold a safe space for you to explore your inner wisdom and wholeness.
My training in forest therapy has taken me to a level of connectedness to the natural world and God that I have never experienced before. My soul yearns to go outside, slow down, and notice the handiwork of our creator. Yes, this all takes time.
Affiliated with Anawim Arts. Karen Hurley Kuchar is a leadership coach and consultant to nonprofits. As a life-long writer and reader, she is fascinated by both the power and beauty of words. She started Wisdom Writing Circles using the Amherst writing method that inspired her writing through using prompts and positive feedback.
Sr Gabriele lives and works at Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin. She is offering online programs at Christine Center.
Tammy Winn holds a graduate degree in Religious Studies. She works as a recording artist, contemplative writer, and presenter. Tammy also has experience teaching theology and directing youth and young adult ministries.
Therese is a longtime friend of the Wheaton Franciscans. She is a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois and has Certifications in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy. Therese also is a clinical aromatherapist and loves sharing the connection of Essential Oils as companions in life.
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Tau Center in now offering Winter/Spring Programs
Tau Center offers a range of programs, in-person and online, focused in the area’s of Contemplation, Creative Spirituality, Eco-Spirituality and Franciscan Life.
We also offer additional topics and small groups that may support your spiritual journey.
Click here for a complete list of our current scheduled offerings.
Silence- Journey to Heartfulness, meets monthly.
When we go on journeys, we discover within ourselves an eagerness and curiosity to experience something new. We let go and awaken our senses. Learn more here
Featured Presenter, Laura Desmaris found herself drawn to Centering Prayer and has been influenced by Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault. Read more here
SoulCollage®, ongoing program. SoulCollage is a powerful creative process that gently enables you to... Learn more
Open Studio, ongoing program, invites women to gather in a small group setting to explore Creative Spirituality through... Learn more
Contemplative Writing, offered seasonally, is a mindfulness practice of meditation through the written word. Learn more
Sharon Devo, Presenter
Sharon Devo is a certified SoulCollage and Open Studio Process Facilitator, Spiritual Director and Retreat Guide. Read more here
Sr Glenna Czachor, Presenter
Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality. Read more here
Healing Through the Seasons-A Forest Therapy Experience, facilitated by Jeanne Iovinelli, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, offered seasonally
By slowing down and noticing and being embodied in nature, you will deepen your relationship with nature. Learn more here
Featured Presenter Jeanne Iovinelli. My training in forest therapy has taken me to a level of connectedness to the natural world. Read more here
Sr Gabriele Uhlein, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan based and lives at Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin. Sr Gabriele offers a range of Franciscan and online programs.
Jeanne Connolly, is Director of Charism and Mission for Wheaton Franciscans and offers Franciscan Way of Life online program.
Tau Center welcomes local nonprofits, women’s and men’s groups, businesses and other organizations to a Private Retreat where they can experience a day of reflection, team sharing or other customized program options