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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
interfaith understanding.
 

 

 

     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.

 

Welcome to the home of the St. Thomas More Society of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington!

Update on Events 

Dear Friends, the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More Society continues to meet regularly and, have begun meeting in person.  We have also begun holding in-person events.  We hope you will join us. 

Other Events

33rd Annual Dinner - April 24th, 2022

The Annual Dinner, which honors a member of the legal community who exemplifies the spirit of St. Thomas More, will be held on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at the Wilmington County Club on Kennett Pike at 6:00 PM.    

  

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly First Friday Mass   

From September through June, Mass and Breakfast will be held at the Wilmington Club located at 1103 North Market Street, Wilmington. Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 AM with breakfast to follow; cost for breakfast is $32.  The next First Friday Mass will be held on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. 

 

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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.