Building ABODE

exterior frontWe are building! There's no place like ABODE in San Antonio or Central Texas...but, thanks to our many generous and faithful supporters, ABODE will soon be are reality. We will provide a welcoming home, at no cost, for up to 70 people yearly, who are in need at the end of life. YOU have helped us begin the building process and can continue to help build ABODE!

If you haven't driven by the building site, you are in for a surprise. ABODE Home is quickly becoming a reality. Take a look at Martin's latest video to see the progress. While you are watching, consider how you will volunteer at ABODE Home when the building is complete. How will you serve?

ABODE UPDATE 5 "The Abode of Peace" from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.

Submit your volunteer application today!

 Helping to Build ABODE

We are pleased to announce a generous $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home. The Hartman Family Foundation has given ABODE a $15,000 grant. Other recent generous grants are from the Mays Family Foundation, the Gregg and Erin Popovich Family Fund, HEB, The Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate.

You, too, can donate to building ABODE.
Every donation is important to the future of ABODE.

The Big Give S.A.

bigGiveSAThe Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 6, 2014. The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving, connect people to the causes that move them the most and, of course, make giving FUN. By turning giving into a shared city-wide experience, we can significantly impact the future of San Antonio and collectively move our city forward. See:


Have you been wanting to meditate? An interfaith meditation group sponsored by ABODE meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM at Viva Bookstore, 8407 Broadway. Beginners are welcome. In it, we explore meditation as a dimension and practice of contemplative awareness.

Join us anytime.

What is contemplative care?

What is contemplative care?

Contemplative care offers an environment of compassionate presence. It creates stability, confidence, and accepting relationships with our guests. ABODE volunteers are skilled in personal practices, such as prayer, meditation, and art forms that develop these qualities, honoring each person's journey through dying.

Celebration Circle

Celebration Circle

Edwin Sasek is an experienced spiritual director, hospice chaplain and founder of ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying. In this video he talks about the process of enriching our lives by consciously embracing death.

See the video.

ABODE is...

a home where contemplative care for the dying is provided free of charge to guests in a simple, welcoming, peaceful environment.

ABODE is also a community education center that honors death and dying as a natural rhythm of life.