Glimmers of 


~ Kevin Bates sm ~

An anthology of reflections about faith, love, life, death, justice, the church ... and cricket.

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Each week for more than 10 years, Father Kevin Bates sm has published a reflection for the parish at Holy Name of Mary, Hunters Hill.

Watchful, wise, questioning, challenging, laced with humour, and always original, his reflections are renowned throughout the community. They feed mind and spirit, speaking to our inner and outer worlds. 


Glimmers of Grace comes after countless requests to publish a compilation of these writings. The book spans 10+ years at Holy Name of Mary and in Kev's words, 'the abundant occasions, experiences, people and rhythms of nature that stir the imagination, prompt the mind and call the heart to explore their meaning'. 

'To you who have opened the front cover and are dipping into these pages, I offer thanks and a prayer that something of what you find here may lighten your spirit, refresh your mind or comfort your heart for the journey ahead.'

Featuring pen and ink illustrations by artist Daniel Dominguez.

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~ Contents ~

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Reflections on moments and dates in the liturgical calendar: the new year, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent and Christmas.

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Explore or search the recurring threads, such as faith, love, death, relationships, and prompts for self-reflection.

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In Search of the Sacred

Reflections on the sacred icons and traditions of faith, including Jesus, Mary, our Saints, the Sacraments and the church. 

This beautiful hardcover book (512 pages) with cloth covering, sewn binding and a ribbon placeholder is designed to be a treasured item.


~ Price: $30 ~

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~ How to Buy ~ 

Please email


Order your books to pick up at the Parish Office (3a Mary St, Hunters Hill) or delivery (postage charge will apply). 


You can pay by direct bank transfer or cash on arrival. 

Account name: Marist Fathers Australian Prince Kevin Bates

BSB: 062 182

Account: 1007 3381