Tau Singers

Do You Enjoy Singing?

      Consider oining the Tau Singers!


Description of Tau Singers

A choral group of men and women of any age who love to sing;

  • Requires no tryout or special musical training
  • Located at St. Francis Woods
  • Under the direction of Sr. Kathleen Hook

Sings at:

  • Christmas Eve Mass
  • Franciscan Sisters Jubilee Mass
  • (2nd Saturday in June)
  • Special events

Rehearses: Tuesday evening 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Late October through December
  • Three Tuesdays before Jubilee
  • As needed

Purpose of Tau Singers

  • Leads assembly singing on special occasions
  • Enriches the music with beautiful harmonies
  • Performs selections often having a Franciscan focus
  • Furthers knowledge and appreciation of St. Francis, St. Clare and our Franciscan heritage

Explanation of “TAU”

St. Francis of Assisi loved this symbol above all others.

  • He traced it on himself before beginning every action.
  • He used it as his only signature for his letters.
  • He painted it on the walls of all the places in which he stayed.

At the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215,
St. Francis heard Pope Innocent III say:

  • The TAU has the same form as the cross on which our Lord was crucified.
  • Only those who have conformed their life to Christ will be marked with this sign and will obtain mercy.
  • "Be champions of the TAU."

Francis took these words personally and made the TAU his coat of arms.


Ezekiel 9:4 refers to the TAU: "Go through the city of Jerusalem and put a TAU on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it."


The TAU is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It resembles the letter "T" and represents the fulfillment of the revealed word of God.


The TAU symbolizes:

  • The cross of Christ;
  • St. Francis' vision and dream for himself and his followers.

Please consider joining the Tau Singers

in making a joyful noise to the Lord!


Email Kathleen.hook@presencehealth.org

to sign up or for more information.