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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.

 

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Update on Events 

Dear Friends, the Executive Committee of the St. Thomas More Society continues to meet (virtually) regularly and, as the restrictions ease, we look forward to a time when we can all meet, worship, discuss, and connect once more.

 

Please continue to regularly check our website for virtual and in-person events.

Other Events

Good Works Project - June 27  

In honor of St. Thomas More’s Feast Day on June 22, the Society plans to contribute food as it did last year to the Ministry of Caring Emmanuel Dining Room on Sunday, morning, June 27, between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.  There will be a designated drop-off location to collect donations. Please contact Chris Viceconte at cviceconte@gibbonslaw.com

 

 

33rd Annual Red Mass

The Society's Annual Red Mass will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 3:00 PM at St. Joseph's Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville,  Wilmington.  A complimentary buffet provided by Morris James, LLP  will follow in the Church Hall.  

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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.