A fellowship of attorneys committed to the example set by Saint Thomas More.
Each committed to promoting and fostering high ethical principles,
assisting in the spiritual growth of its members, and encouraging
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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25th Annual Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar
The Delaware State Bar Association and the Society are sponsoring its Annual Seminar will be held at Chase Center on the Waterfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The Seminar will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude by 4:30 PM.
Delaware and Pennsylvania attorneys can obtain 6.5 hours of CLE credits in Enhanced Ethics.
The Society will provide a Continental Breakfast from 7:45 AM to 8:25 AM. Additional information and the Registration Form can be found on the CLE page of this website and on the DSBA website.
32nd Annual Dinner
The Annual Dinner will be held at the Wilmington Country Club on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Cocktails begin at 5:00 PM (cash bar); dinner begins at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $90.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members; tables may also be purchased.
Monthly First Friday Mass
From September through June, on the First Friday of every month, the members of the St. Thomas More Society are invited to attend Mass and Breakfast at the Wilmington Club located at 1103 North Market Street in Wilmington. Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow. The breakfast ends promptly at 8:40 a.m. Cost for the breakfast is $32.00 per person.
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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.