The focus of the Ignatian Summer School at the Milltown Institute was on Social Discernment. The issue was this: Imagine you’re at a meeting where you may be the only person concerned to ‘find God’ in Ignatian fashion. What help can you get from the Ignatian tradition? Brian Grogan led this Workshop; Brian O’Leary unfolded the riches of the Deliberation of 1539; Brian Lennon dealt with ‘Discernment on the hoof” from his experience of the Garvaghy Road. Padraig Swan, Pat Nolan, Peter McVerry and Phyllis Brady kept the discussion grounded by sharing on how discernment was at work in their own lives today. What emerged was that the Deliberation has much to teach us about creating a healthy group which is set on God. A crucial question remains…read below…Though the authorities have decided that this will be the last year of the Summer Schools, the hunger remains for worthwhile input: why else would 32 people pay €250 each and donate a week of their summer holidays? Perhaps a different location elsewhere!