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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!

First Friday Mass - During Lent  

For the two First Fridays in Lent (March 4 and April 1), the Society will celebrate Mass at St. Joseph Church, 1012 N French Street in Wilmington at 12:10pm. No dress code is required. 

        After Mass, the Parish will provide a Fish Fry for lunch in the hall beneath the church. The Fish Sandwich is $7.00 and the Fish Dinner is $12.00. The hours of food service are from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can take-out or eat-in.

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 Country Club on Kennett Pike at 6:00 PM.    

  

 

 

 

 

 

Chorale Presents Miscellaneous Mass  

On Thursday, March 3rd, Center City Chorale will present Miscellaneous Mass, which includes the traditional parts of the Latin Mass, but by different composers and in different styles. Dick Kirk will participate in this concert, which is scheduled for 12:30 PM, at the First and Central Church, near Rodney Square. It will last no more than 30 minutes. 

 

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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.