The Saint Thomas More Society of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is a collection of attorneys of various faiths committed to the examples of Saint Thomas More. The Society’s patron was born in 1477 and educated in Oxford. He married and had one son and three daughters.
While Chancellor in the King's Court, he wrote works on the governance of the realm and in defense of the Faith. He was beheaded on July 6, 1535, by Order of King Henry VIII, whom More had resisted in the matter of the King's divorce. A layman, spouse, parent, learned jurist, scholar, and martyr, St. Thomas More was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 19,1935.
The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Wilmington was founded in 1988 with approximately 100 members of the Delaware Bar. The Society has grown over the years and has served the Diocese of Wilmington and members of the local bar. We invite you to learn more about the Society's past, present, and future as well as opportunities to get involved with the Society.
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36th Annual Red Mass
The Red Mass is Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 4 P.M. at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, reception to follow (all are welcome)
No R.S.V.P. is necessary, but if you would more information or have a question, you may contact Denise Nordheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Mass
We will celebrate November's First Friday Mass Friday November 3rd at 7:30am at the Wilmington Club at 1103 North Market Street in Wilmington. Cost of breakfast is $34. Send payment for breakfast to the St. Thomas More Society P.O Box. Contact Denise Nordheimer for more information at email@example.com and to RSVP.
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Thomas More - A Lawyer's Prayer
Lord, grant that I may be able in argument,
accurate in analysis,
strict in study,
candid with clients,
and honest with adversaries.
Sit with me, at my desk,
and listen with me,
to my client's plaints,
Read with me in my library
and stand beside me
in court, so that today
I shall not,
in order to win a point,
lose my soul.