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St. Thomas More Society Annual Dinner 2024

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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!

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

Other Events

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 and to RSVP.  


Fall Lecture  

Information to come. Please check back. 


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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.

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