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Cosmos and Consciousness

Join us for a Special Hybrid Retreat Day!

July 20 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm CDT

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Exploring Cosmos and Consciousness:
Shifting from matter’s “Big Bang” to the unfolding of a universe in Soul.

Join Us for this Special Hybrid Offering in collaboration with Christine Center

Taking the most expansive view we can, we will explore our individual deepening quest as part of a great cosmic unfolding and evolution of Soul. We continue to discover that all experience, all that is, is a great complex, ongoing, communal, energetic and alive “one thing”.

Prepare to be awed by some of the latest in cosmological meaning making, as well as emergent discoveries in consciousness studies. In this great saga, what is the role of Heart and Love? Of Human Intelligence? And ultimately, of Transcendence?

Our morning will feature Sister Gabriele Uhlein, OSF presenting via zoom from Christine Center.

Sister Glenna Czachor, OSF will host our afternoon session that includes Contemplative Writing, followed by a Cosmic Walk meditation and a sharing circle.

Contemplative Writing is a mindfulness practice using the written word. Engaging in a practice of focused journaling using writing prompts, Contemplative Writing can lead to self-discovery and connection with your inner spirit.

Contemplative writing is a simple process and requires no special skills. It is a gentle process of self-reflection and soul-searching. Please come ready to pray and reflect, to write, and to interact with others. All materials will be provided…however, feel free to bring your own journal.

  • Suggested Donation $45.00, in-person at Tau Center
  • Bring your own lunch to enjoy on the St. Clare Garden patio between sessions
  • online registration by July 10 is required, space is limited

If you are unable to join us in-person for the full day, registration for the morning presentation via zoom only is available at

About Our Facilitators

S Gabriele Uhlein , OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan sister deeply inspired by the spirit of Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi and Teilhard de Chardin. She holds a doctorate in depth psychology and process theology from the Chicago Theological Seminary. As Franciscan scholar and artist-in-residence at the Christine Center, Gabe continues to promote the profound connection between planetary consciousness, contemplation, and compassion in everyday life.

Sr Glenna Czachor, OSF is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister with more than 30 years experience in group facilitation and retreat leadership, specializing in contemplative prayer and worship, scripture study, and creative spirituality. She holds a Masters of Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and is a graduate of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction of Tucson, AZ. She has studied leadership and improvisational skills with the legendary vocal artist and motivational speaker, Bobby McFerrin.

Tau Center: A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans

(630) 909-6805

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Tau Center

26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 United States
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(630) 909-6805
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