After a 20-year career in business, caring for her husband in his last days, and completing a Doctor of Ministry degree, Jerilyn E. Felton became a lay consecrated woman associated with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary community. She developed a model of spiritual/pastoral care using dogs in ministry, and is the founder of the Four-Footed Ministers pastoral care program. She continues to pursue a lifelong sport of ice dancing, and supports the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, their associates, and her sisters in lay consecration through various ministerial efforts.

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'Go and sin no more.' Now what?

Given the culture of the time where women did not have many options for support if they were alone, one might ask, what was the adulterous woman to do?

Do all dogs go to heaven?

I've kept the possibility of the immortality of the canine spirit as an open question. Should canine acts of kindness and compassion, not repaid in this world, go unrewarded in the next?