Open House

Our Open House Celebration was held on Saturday, September 27. Many of you joined us in this time of celebration and we know those of you who could not be there in person were there in spirit.

We have shifted gears now and are training volunteers and putting the finishing touches on Abode. We are anticipating taking in our first guest very soon. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for ABODE, submit your application today.

 We are also continuing to raise funds to cover our first year of Operating Expenses.

Your donation is most welcomed!

Here is another way you can donate to ABODE: Watercolors for ABODE.

IMG 0015The "Watercolor Gang Paints Big Bend" Show was a great success. In case you missed it, you can still purchase a painting by one these talented artists. See paintings at the Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest until the end of October, open on Sundays and Tuesday-Friday 9-5

  40% of the proceeds go to ABODE! 

You may also see the individual artist's websites
and select a painting, contact ABODE to purchase
at 210-967-9891 or

E. Gordon West:
Clay McGaughy:
Lee Ricks:
Finis Collins:


Abode Home was featured in an article in the Faith Section in the San Anotnio Express-News on September 7, 2014.

Click the link below to see the .pdf of the article.


Amazing News!

exterior front lrgABODE has received two very important grants that, along with YOUR donations have successfully put us to the top of our building campaign goals!
We are pleased to announce a grant by the Meadows Foundation to be used to complete the building of the home at 8619 Post Oak Lane.

Two Grants to Reach One Goal

We are especially pleased to announce the generous grant of $50,000 from the Meadows Foundation will allow us to successfully complete our $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home.

A Grant for Operating Expenses

We are also pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from the Greehey Family Foundation to be used for operating expenses for daily care for up to 70 guests a year who have entered the last few months of life. Our guests will be given care at ABODE by staff and trained volunteers, while the hospice agency visits and provides professional medical care. There will be no cost to our guests. While this grant is helping to cover operational expenses in 2014, we will need $240,000 in operating funds in 2015, so please, donate today!

Opening Celebration Coming Soon
Abode Home's Open House is tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2014. Mark your calendars and keep watching for more details!

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Stay up to date on all the pictures and videos of Abode Home being built.

ABODE's contractor, Josh Gershner has told us that the building of the home should be finished very soon. The move in and preparation for guests should take about two weeks after that.

About the Meadows Foundation

The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas. The Foundation's mission is to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.

About the Mabee Foundation

The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., a Delaware non-profit corporation, was formed in 1948 by Mr. John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee, with its office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  As stated in its charter, the purposes of the Foundation are to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature.

About the Greehey Family Foundation

The Greehey Family Foundation provides funding to improve health and human welfare conditions, to brighten the lives of sick and disadvantaged children, to educate, and to help transform the lives of the homeless.

A Gentle Reminder: We are extremely grateful for the help we have received from these two organizations and others, but we still depend upon every single donation, no matter how large or small. EVERY donation is needed. EVERY donation counts. Yours included!

Donate Here


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.

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.