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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Update on Events
Dear Friends, although the current global health crisis has caused us to postpone many of our events scheduled for the upcoming months, we want you to know that our work continues.
The Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More Society continues to meet (virtually) regularly and looks forward to a time when we can all meet, worship, discuss, and connect once more. Until then, please stay well and know that we join you in praying for a time when our lives together can resume.
26th Annual Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism
The Society's Annual Seminar will be held through the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) Webinar via Zoom on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM.
The theme this year is Legal Ethics in a Time of Pandemic. 3.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics for Delaware and Pennsylvania attorneys.
To register, visit www.dsba.org/cle.
Monthly First Friday Mass - Suspended
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. Please check back to see if First Friday Mass has resumed.
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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.