St. Thomas More Society of Maryland

Service in Faith to Maryland’s Legal Community

Who We Are

An association of Maryland lawyers, judges, law students and others who work in the legal community committed to promoting ethical principles and spiritual growth in the legal profession based on the example set by St. Thomas More – a martyr in the defense of religious freedom.

What We Do

Host an annual Red Mass and Man for All Seasons Award banquet in honor of someone whose contributions to the legal profession emulate the model set for us by St. Thomas More.  Through this and other events, including speaker forums and an annual retreat, the Society looks to build and sustain a welcoming community of faith in support of our Members.

How to Join

Anyone who works in Maryland’s legal community can join our Society. You do not have to be a practicing Catholic to join our Society.

Please Join us


led by Monsignor James P. Farmer
September 7, 2024 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shrine of St. Anthony
12290 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Friendship with Jesus and Friendship with one Another

Event Details:

o   The Retreat will include Confession and Mass in the Shrine’s Chapel

o   Continental breakfast and lunch will served.

o   The event is FREE to all Members and 1 non-Member guest.

Each Member is  encouraged to invite a non-member who may interested in joining our Society to accompany you to the Retreat

Lawyer’s Prayer to St. Thomas More

Thomas More, counselor of law and statesman of integrity, merry martyr and most human of saints:

Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients’ tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul.