Welcome to Tau Center, a spirituality ministry sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscans. Established in 2005, Tau Center is a peaceful space, both indoors and outdoors, where individuals and groups of diverse spiritual traditions can nourish their lives and find companions on their spiritual journey. In the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, we welcome all people looking for greater meaning in life and a deeper relationship with God, others, self, and all Creation.
If you are new to Tau Center, we encourage you to fill out the Tour Request Form (bottom right of the page). Tours are available Monday-Friday, by appointment.
Tau Center is located on the lower level of Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse. When you visit Tau Center, we hope you feel a sense of quiet beauty, peacefulness and at one with God.
Quiet Rooms at Tau Center are simple, yet comfortable spaces where you can spend time in quiet contemplation on your own, or perhaps seek spiritual direction with one of our practitioners.
In these spaces you are invited to enter into the depth of your heart and soul. Tau Center offers two meditation rooms for individual and group use, where you will encounter the Divine and find peace, inspiration and wholeness.
Group retreats are available in the Blessings, Rosie Pint, and Jubilee.
As a guest of Tau Center, you’re welcome to visit Our Lady of the Angels Chapel located within the Motherhouse of the Wheaton Franciscans. Built in 1954 and renovated in 1990, the Chapel offers a beautiful, gentle place for you to connect with God and community.
Enjoy a peaceful walk on our campus along the Peace Path – a winding path through a beautiful prairie of several acres planted with native Illinois grasses and small woodlands. This is a beautiful space for a walking meditation, allowing for both spiritual reflection and physical exercise.
Interested in seeing Tau Center spaces in person? You are invited to fill out the Tour Request From (bottom right) to set-up a time to visit! We’ll be happy to give you a guided tour of our grounds and facility, introduce you to our programs, and make any room recommendations you may be interested in for you or your group.
Are you new to Spiritual Direction?
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.
Take a nourishing timeout!
At Tau Center, there are comfortable rooms and beautiful grounds to spend a quiet day in reflection or prayer. Whether it is an hour or a whole day, we welcome you to take the time to nourish your spirit. Any of our offerings can be personalized to your needs and in-person retreat day.
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.
Tau Center welcomes church's to a Church Staff Retreat where they can experience a day of reflection, team sharing or other customized program options.
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
Continue your spiritual journey...
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.