We are a community that believe the sharing of Divine Love in the spirit of peace, service and humility is our highest purpose. Each day the retreat leaders provide a contemplation practice and are available for one on one guidance as well.
They are dedicating their time to support each person with kindness and understanding. They teach meditation, meditative movement & yoga and to keep retreats in Assisi available for pilgrims from around the world.
David Nowe-Retreat Director
David is the oldest of thirteen children from a beautiful Catholic family. He attended Catholic High School run by Franciscans and became a member of the Third Order of St. Francis at the age of 14. David attended Columbia University, Jesuit College and has traveled the world. He has explored many cultures and traditions including living in Hindu Ashram, Buddhist Monastery, Moslem community in India, France, Japan and Lebanon. Through the years he discovered the universal truths embracing all religions. In 1995 David was one of the founders of the God Realization Ministry at the Unity Church of Tustin in California. David has since brought his ministry to over 200 New Thought churches around the world. David has a unique gift of seeing love in everyone and welcoming people of all traditions.
Brenda Brisch - Retreat Leader
Brenda has been lovingly guiding contemplative retreats for over 30 years. She has devoted much of her life to spiritual inquiry. Through meditation and meditative movement she helps people discover their own pathway to inner peace. Brenda teaches that life's circumstances are a guide to help us find the stillness within.
In gratitude, the Assisi Retreat Hermitage, Bruce & Ruth Davis, are honored that David, Linda and Brenda have joined us. Their extensive commitment to spiritual practice, community life, and a heart full journey is a gift to everyone.
Non Profit Organization We are a non-profit organization that supports people of all religions, countries and backgrounds to live a deeply satisfying spiritual life. The path of great love and peace is to pursue a life full of heart that includes; devotion, simplicity, humility and service to others.