Happy Holidays to all of ABODE's Supporters.

Happy Holidays!

You are invited to join us for Holiday Cheer, Caroling and Cookies as we light luminarias at ABODE.

Sunday, December 21
4-6 PM
8619 Post Oak Rd.

(please park at the MacArthur Park Church of Christ parking lot at the back of the lot. There is a very short walk to the ABODE home across the street)


 Dear Santa,

We have discovered a few needs and have added them to our "Wish List":

  • large frying pan & lid
  • various size sauce pans with lids
  • lrg. wooden pepper grinder
  • single flat cotton sheets
  • 6 pair of warm footies
  • copy paper
  • ink cartridges, Epson #127

Be an ABODE Volunteer
We are now accepting guests and continue training volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for ABODE, submit your application today.
You ARE needed!

Still Time to Make a Year-end Donation
With your continued and generous support, we are raising funds to cover our first year of Operating Expenses. ABODE is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on contributions from individuals and foundation grants.
Your donation is most welcomed!


ABODE was featured in an article in the "Faith" section of the San Antonio Express-News in September. To view the article, click here.


Donate While You Shop

amazon smileDid you know you could make a donation to ABODE this holiday season while you're shopping on Amazon? Well, you can and it's really very easy.

  1. Just go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ and sign into Amazon as you would normally.
  2. Then, it will ask you to pick your charitable organization.
  3. Type in ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying
  4. Click on "Search." It will then find ABODE
  5. Simply "Select" ABODE as your designated charity.

It's that easy!. Then whenever you shop on Amazon, you will be donating .05% to ABODE. For more info on Amazon Smile, go to: http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_se_ft_abt_saas.


Have you been wanting to meditate? An interfaith meditation group sponsored by ABODE meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM at the ABODE home, 8619 Post Oak Rd. Beginners are welcome. In it, we explore meditation as a dimension and practice of contemplative awareness.

Join us anytime.

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.

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.