ABODE is...

a beautiful home where emotional, spiritual and social support for the dying person is provided at no cost to guests in a simple, welcoming, peaceful environment.

ABODE home guests...

  • will be enrolled in a local hospice program. The hospice agency continues to provide professional medical care throughout the guest’s stay at ABODE.
  • are not able to stay in their own homes because of inadequate housing, care giving, or other reasons.
  • will receive round the clock care by trained staff and volunteers for up to three months

ABODE, an interfaith, nonprofit organization, provides services at no cost funded solely by individual donations and foundation grants.

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

"An Afternoon of Brotherly Love"

Thanks for ALL Your Brotherly Love!


ABODE was definitely feeling the Brotherly Love from all who came out to Brother Cletus’ studio on Valentine’s Day. And, especially from Brother Cletus himself, who so generously donated 40% of the proceeds of the sale of his wonderful artwork.

The amazing turnout and support for ABODE and Brother Cletus raised over $10,000 toward operating expenses for ABODE!! THANK YOU, Brother Cletus and all who turned out to support our mission through the artistic genius and generosity of this iconic San Antonio artist—we are so grateful!



Look for more artistic-related fundraising activities later this year. 



"The Brotherly Love Tale" from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.

Sustaining Our Mission

A flowerIn her last days, our guest Mary opened her eyes and said to our night staff, Dalcie, "Heaven is so beautiful!"

It is this profound beauty at the end of life that sustains us to do our mission... to provide a home to welcome our guests at no charge in their final days on earth. Because of that, the most vulnerable have a home and compassionate care as they die. They feel welcomed, cared for, and safe in our home, thanks to ongoing contributions by individuals and foundation grants.

We are so grateful to share this beautiful, sacred time of life with our guests. We are filled with gratitude and love for all our friends and supporters, volunteers and staff as we look forward to caring for our guests in the new year.

Be an ABODE Supporter

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!

Make a 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!

Donate While You Shop

amazon smileDid you know you could make a donation to ABODE 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.

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 Wish List

Can you donate any of these items?

  • Ink cartridges, Epson #127
  • Small Post-It Notes
  • Individual Half-and-Half creamers (Sam's Club sells in bulk)
  • Copy paper
  • Pens
  • Paper towels
  • Distilled water


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.

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.