Indulged myself in a “natural” wake-up time, which meant that I was packed and on the road toward home around 10am. Learning of the passing early this morning of Fr Dick Bennett, one of the senior priests of the diocese. Spoke by phone with his son Chris and with their parish priest, Fr Halt. I arrived in Springfield around 3pm, unpacked, rested a bit, and took a long, hard walk. Worked for a while on an upcoming sermon. After dinner, went with Brenda to the season finale of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra season. Copland and Mahler. Very nice.