Tony Nolan is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart a religious order within the Roman Catholic tradition whose motto is 'To be on Earth the Human Heart of God. Tony has more than thirty years experience working reflectively with groups and individuals. Over the past twenty years he has been highly involved in ecumenical ministry development partnerships including having spent 8 years as an ecumenical university chaplain.
Tony is an experienced group facilitator, consultative supervisor, trainer, spiritual director and supervisor or supervision. He holds a Masters degree in Celtic Christianity, a Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, a Post Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills as well as professional certification in Mediation. He is an accredited Spiritual Director (All Ireland Spiritual Guidance Association) a senior accredited Pastoral Supervisor (Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators), a full member of the Supervisors Association of Ireland and a founding member of the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice.
He lives in the Salisbury area where as a freelance facilitator he specialises in the ministry development, spiritual adult formation and clergy support. An experienced story teller, retreat director and group facilitator he has worked extensively in the UK and Ireland with laity, clergy, religious and those in training for ordained ministry. He is actively involved in promoting supervision and reflective practice in a wide variety of contexts including Education, Chaplaincy, Church Leadership, Parish Ministry and Spiritual Direction. And is interested in the use of supervision across modalities within the helping professions. He lives in Wiltshire and is the author of ‘Supervision as Courageous Conversation’ in Enriching Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Practice (SCM 2014)
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Obstacles are Means
When God wants something done, obstacles for him are means. He makes sport of human wisdom, upsets its expectations, calls to life what in its view, should never see the light of day.
He gives growth, strength and fruitfulness to what human wisdom had condemned to death.
Jules Chevalier, founder: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart