Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP

Sister Margaret Therese’s Services

Private burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Friday, October 9. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Convent at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or visits, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Margaret Therese are served by Butler Funeral Homes.


Springfield Dominican Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP, died October 6, 2020, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. She was born in Pana, Ill., in 1952, to Noel and Mary Louis (Fullerton) Hebert, and baptized Margaret Louise at St. Patrick Church, Pana.

She joined the Dominicans in 1973 and professed her vows in 1976 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

Primary school teaching, pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, and the craft of woodworking were, each in turn, central to her life. Early in her religious life she taught primary grades at Catholic schools in Springfield, Hampshire, Chicago, Aurora, Philo, and Rantoul, Ill. After completing studies in spirituality and spiritual direction, she ministered as a spiritual director at Benincasa Dominican Renewal Center, Riverton, Ill., then became pastoral associate for a cluster of parishes in Auburn, Divernon, and Waverly, Ill. From 2000-2007 she was pastoral associate and then parish director for three rural parishes in the diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin: Holy Family-St. William, Wittenberg; St. Anthony, Tigerton; and St. Mary, Marion.

From 2011-2016 she assisted her Dominican Sisters at Sacred Heart Convent and cared for her parents. In 2017 she furthered her ministry as woodworker at the Creative Arts Center, Jubilee Farm, New Berlin, Ill. She remained active as a spiritual director and was pleased to serve as a sponsor for several Springfield Dominican associates.

Sister Margaret Therese was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Therese Hebert. She is survived by her brothers Philip (Mary Jo), Mark, Paul, John (Patsy) and Joseph (Marci) Hebert, many loving nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Sister Anita Offers Digital Courses for the Season of Creation

Zoom Opportunities with Sr. Anita

During the Season of Creation Sister Anita Cleary, OP will be sharing a series of Zoom sessions to stimulate your creative side and use the gifts of creation. Call 787-6927 or email us for scheduling and pricing information.

Beginner’s Spanish Lessons
You CAN learn to say more than just quick one-liners in Spanish AND understand written and spoken responses. Classes are individual, fun, adapted to your interests (social, medical, business), flexible in scheduling and affordable.

Vegetarian Cooking
Looking to include more vegetable or grain sources of protein in your meals? Wanting to try new, fun, easy vegetarian recipes? We will work out a grocery list together and via ZOOM, I’ll walk you through making delicious new menu options.

Bread Baking
Do you have a bread recipe that you have always wanted to try? Are you already baker and just want to try something new? Let’s explore some recipes together and when you have your ingredients, we’ll get back together via Zoom and share the process together.

Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate
Did someone say Chocolate? Ready to make truffles or the best ever gluten-free brownies or learn tricks to hide fruit and vegetables within your chocolate or learn how to create a special dessert for the next holiday? This is your class! We discuss recipe options, then give you time to purchase your ingredients, then let the chocolate begin!

Season of Creation 2020


What is the Season of Creation?

The Season of Creation begins on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) and ends on October 4, the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of ecology. The 34 day event is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. The theme for 2020 is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”


Restoration


Occasional burns keep the prairie ecosystem healthy. Burns remove non-native plants, allowing prairie plants room to grow and providing necessary nutrients. Prairie plants survive fires because of their deep roots.

Restoration work is mostly about keeping invasive plants out of an ecosystem than “managing“ what nature does. Invasive plants are non-native, grow quickly, and take over or choke out native plants.

A healthy approach to restoration does not require massive use of chemicals or clear-cutting. It requires attentiveness and openness to learning what an ecosystem has to teach us.


Bird Banding
Do you enjoy watching birds? You are invited to participate in the Season of Creation Bird Banding Celebration at Jubilee Farm Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:00 a.m.  Learn more here


Zoom Opportunities with Sr. Anita

During the Season of Creation Sister Anita will be sharing a series of Zoom sessions to stimulate your creative side and use the gifts of creation. Call 787-6927 or email us for scheduling and pricing information.

Beginner’s Spanish Lessons
You CAN learn to say more than just quick one-liners in Spanish AND understand written and spoken responses. Classes are individual, fun, adapted to your interests (social, medical, business), flexible in scheduling and affordable.

Vegetarian Cooking
Looking to include more vegetable or grain sources of protein in your meals? Wanting to try new, fun, easy vegetarian recipes? We will work out a grocery list together and via ZOOM, I’ll walk you through making delicious new menu options.

Bread Baking
Do you have a bread recipe that you have always wanted to try? Are you already baker and just want to try something new? Let’s explore some recipes together and when you have your ingredients, we’ll get back together via Zoom and share the process together.

Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate
Did someone say Chocolate? Ready to make truffles or the best ever gluten-free brownies or learn tricks to hide fruit and vegetables within your chocolate or learn how to create a special dessert for the next holiday? This is your class! We discuss recipe options, then give you time to purchase your ingredients, then let the chocolate begin!


Jubilee Farm Season of Creation Bird Banding Celebration

Do you enjoy watching birds? You are invited to participate in a bird banding event at Jubilee Farm Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tony Rothering, a licensed bird bander with Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders (LLABB) will be capturing and banding birds during this family friendly event. (Weather permitting)

Participants will learn about the scientific process of banding and how the data is used to study bird population dynamics and the impact of habitat change on the diversity and density of bird species.

Special safety instructions: 10 people at a time, BY REGISTRATION ONLY.  PLEASE CALL 217-787-6927 TO REGISTER YOUR TIME.   Deadline to register:  September 30.   Masks need to be worn at all times and 6’ social distancing will be mandatory for all participants. Hand sanitizer will be onsite to use. 

Starts on: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Ends on: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Location: Jubilee Farm. Jubilee Farm is located 3.8 miles west of Veterans Parkway in Springfield, Illinois at 6760 Old Jacksonville Road.

Final Week of 2020 Seedling Sale

This is the final week of the 2020 seedling sale.  The plants need homes immediately because of the heat.  Please call us to make an order for next day pick up. 

Thank you so much to everyone that is taking part in our seedling sale at Jubilee Farm using our new ordering system. 

Please take a look at the list below and the updated order form to see the seedlings that sold out. 


 

Download the Order Form 

 
 


With concern for all those impacted economically during this pandemic time, we are asking for a donation rather than selling our seedlings at a specific price.  We want as many families as possible to enjoy our seedling flowers, herbs and vegetables, grown without chemicals!  At the end of the sale we will donate any remaining seedlings to those in need.

    • Sale Dates: May 4 – May 31, 2020
    • Please call 217-787-6927 to make an order using the order form.
    • Hours for phone orders: 9 a.m. – 11:30. a.m. Monday – Saturday
    • Next day pick up: We will have your order ready for pick up 9:00 a.m. – 11:30  a.m. the day after your order Monday – Saturday. Saturday orders will be picked up Monday.  Please see the safety instructions below for picking up your order. 

In order to provide for the safety and health of all concerned, please note the following:

      1. Orders will be taken by phone, Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am.  Orders will be ready for next day pick up during the same hours:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Saturday orders will be picked up Monday.
      2. Pick up will occur in a drive through manner. Customers are asked to drive into our main entrance and follow the signs to the table where the order will be labeled with customer name.  A donation jar will be there for donations.  Customers are asked to wear a mask and leave their car only to pick up their order and make the donation.  Once this is finished, drivers will leave through the New Salem Church exit.
      3. Please note: We cannot take credit card payment. We accept checks and cash but cannot give change. Make checks payable to Jubilee Farm.

We are very grateful for your support and look forward to waving to you as you drive through our seedling sale this year!
 


FLOWERS
English Daisy white with red tips: 4-6” tall; full sun or partial shade (perennial) Ready May 8, Ready as of May, 7, 2020
Butterflyweed: 2-3’ tall; Sun/partial shade (orange, perennial)
Calendura Mixture20-24” tall; Sun/partial shade (double petal daisy)
Cardinal Climber: 20-24” tall; Sun/partial shade (scarlet) Sold out
Coxcomb: 8-16” tall; Full sun (vibrant red)
Empress of India Nasturtium: 12-14”; Full Sun (crimson) Sold out
Fizzy White Cosmos: Large blooms- 2.5-4”; Sun/Partial Sun
Marigold Detailed Super Hero Spry: 10-12”; Sun (dark maroon with gold) Sold out
Marigold Flamenco: 10-12”; Plenty of sunlight (orange, yellow, red) Sold out
Milkmaid Nasturtium: Climber to 6’; Full sun (Cream-yellow)
Munstead lavender: 12-18”; Full sun, well drained soil 
Nasturtium Orchard Flame: 12”; full sun (bright yellow with red)  Sold out
Rudbeckia Ruby Gold: 20-24”; sun D (yellow/deep red) biennial Sold out
Sunflower Sunny Smile: 12-15”; sun
Whirlygig Mix Zinnia: 18-20”; full sun (mixture of color/pattern) Sold out
Zinnia planter with one of these:
Zinnia Mix – Zinnia Elegans Queen Red Lime (2 ft 8 in – 3 ft 4 in; full sun)
or Zinnia Elegans Zinderella Purple (24”; full sun)
or Zinnia Zinderella Peach (24”; full sun)

VEGETABLES
Black Beauty Eggplant
Napoleon Sweet Pepper
Sold out
Early Fortune Cucumbers Sold out
Peppers Sold out
Velvet Red Cherry Tomato Sold out
Brandywine Tomato Sold out
Italian Heirloom Tomato Sold out

HERBS
Pineapple Sage (Propagated from plants)
Sweet Basil
Large Leaf Basil
Dark Opal Basil
Thai Basil
Lemon Basil
Cilantro
Italian Oregano
Culinary Sage (propagated)
Giant Italian Parsley
English Thyme
Dill Sold out
Rosemary (Propagated from plants) Sold out
Purple Chives
Garlic Chives