Lebh Shomea

July 02, 2013  •  1 Comment

Lebh Shomea is a Catholic eremitical (has to do with isolation and hermitage) retreat campus located in Sarita, Texas about an hour from Corpus Christi. I had the opportunity to go and visit my mother who is now employed there in her retirement from being a fulltime school librarian. The "big house" as it's called is a beautiful building with some amazing surrounding landscape which include prayer walks and prayer spots. The community values silence and people don't even speak during communal meals, which is a little weird at first, but then becomes quite nice after a time as you have more time to contemplate and not have to feel pressured to concoct conversational topics or be especialy sociable. It's a great place to connect with God in a context of some beautiful scenery which I've tried to capture and share with my images from the trip I took during Spring Break. Personal projects have certainly been on the back burner for the past few months, but I'm really happy  to see this one finished! Enjoy!

One of my mom's primary duties is working in the book bindery. She uses an oldtime book press to create the bindings. 


OH my how I would die to do a bridal session in this mansion!  My favorite room: A great chair for reading some Yeats and watching the wind blow the trees. 

Of course, God is everywhere, but if you want to get away from the World to reconnect with Him, this is a great place to do it.  Early morning perambulations: 

I was blessed to get a personal tour of the chapel of the little children from Father Francis Kelly. 

Worth getting up super early to catch the sunrise at the coast a few miles down the road? I think so!  The Doves: 

A REALLY tough shot to get! 

 

And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall

search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13


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Amy Johnson(non-registered)
I met your mother just this Sunday on my last day at Lebh Shomea. You're beautiful photos bring back the overflowing joy and light I felt during my stay there. What a blessed, sacred, holy place. Thank you for sharing!
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