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ABODE's mission is to offer compassionate interfaith and spiritual care in a contemplative community so those who are dying leave this world with dignity and grace.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of ABODE. Working three- or four-hour shifts once or several times a week, volunteers prepare meals; clean, organize, and wash guests' clothes; participate in rituals; help with scrapbooks; sing and read to guests; answer the phone; help in the yard; help with special events; and more. If you're interested in volunteering, call 210-967-9891 to schedule an interview.

ABODE host its Luminarias at ABODE event every winter. Attendees will will the ABODE grounds with candles to honor the memory of loved ones. The event is a fundraiser. Those attending are asked to donate $20 per candle. To buy a candle or learn more about the event see here