Welcome to ABODE

ABODE provides a welcoming, peaceful home and unconditional loving care to our guests through the compassionate service of our community and volunteers.

Our Vision

Dying is a sacred time of life. Love, compassion, and a home matter to all who are dying; those whom we honor and from whom we learn. We serve the community as an educational resource in the art of contemplative living and dying.
No Place Like ABODE

building videoIt can sometimes be a bit difficult to understand how work can be contemplative. Surely the workers who scraped the ground, framed in the foundation, poured and smoothed the concrete for the building of ABODE Home did not think, "This morning my work, my labor, will be a time of contemplation!" And yet, as seen through our videographer's eyes, the act of creation was indeed sacred. See for yourself how very special it can be when work is celebrated as sacred.

 

Contemplative Moments from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.
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at the Church of Reconciliation
8900 Starcrest, San Antonio
The labyrinth holds within its design the universal invitation to walk the one path of peace with compassion for the Other, and for the Self. We will walk together the Chartres style outdoor labyrinth as a community of people who are committed to healing, connection, growth and hope.

In the labyrinth, be formed by the experience and be in the moment, one step at a time. Walking for another-- your loved ones, your city, your community, the earth, for the unknown and forgotten in the midst of us. Walking for yourself, breathing in, breathing out, breathing compassion in, breathing compassion out....

Edward circle videoEdwin 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.
Father Rohr videoFather Richard Rohr talks about contemplative arts and dying in this video. He helps us understand how important it is to be present in a contemplative manner during the end of life care.
Contemplative Arts TreeThere is a wide variety of Contemplative Practices which may be used to cultivate awareness and develop a stronger connection to the divine, God, or inner wisdom. These include:
• Meditation
• Centering prayer
• Yoga
• Labyrinth walking
• Singing
• Chanting
• Art
• Music
• Religious or cultural ceremonies
• Deep listening
• Storytelling
• Journaling

Volunteer at ABODE

Be an ABODE Volunteer

We are now accepting guests and continue training volunteers.

Submit your application today.

You ARE needed!

Get In Touch

      •  8619 Post Oak Ln
        San Antonio, Texas 78217
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      •  (210) 967-9891
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      •  P.O. Box 47640
        San Antonio, TX 78265