ABODE is home.
We offer compassionate, interfaith and spiritual care in a contemplative community so those who are dying leave this world with dignity and grace. We teach the art of contemplative living and dying.
We live in a world where death is not feared, and we live fully until we die.
Our Values guide every aspect of our work and relationships, and are expressed and advanced through the practice of contemplative living and dying.
Embrace and accept those who enter our door
Foster joy and honor the sacredness of living and dying
Serve and support others and ourselves through tenderness and compassion
Invite opportunitites for listening and learning, for growth and healing
Awaken hope, trust and awareness
Attend to the dignity and spirit which permeate each moment
Inspire care and attention to words and actions
***Our Mission, Vision, and Values came from our inagural 2016-2017 Strategic Planning Sessions faciliated by Dr. Judith Vogt and funded by the San Antonio Area Foundation. Strategic planning participants:
Martha Jo Atkins Ed Alderette Birdie Dailey Diane Datz Arthur Dawes Sam Dawson June Ferguson Rich Ferguson Mireya Hinijosa Waheeda Kara Petra McCann BK Mezzetti Leslie Mixon Liz Newhouse Craig Newhouse Judith Rhodes Edwin Sasek Patsy Sasek Roxanna Soza Peter Szarmach Tom Taylor John Vinson Anim Williams Denise Miner-Williams Kris Westerson