College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More

Welcome to the College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More

 

Who We Are
The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More (“Fisher More College”) is a place of teaching and learning, dedicated to the study of the liberal arts, the humanities, and the scholastic tradition, faithful to the intellectual, moral, spiritual, and liturgical traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Mission
The mission of the College is to “cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian, that is, to form Christ Himself.” (Pope Pius XI, Divini Illius Magistri). To achieve this proper end, the College assists the family and the Church in guiding the souls committed to its care toward the purpose for which God created them: to know, to love, and to serve Him.

The Means to Fulfill Our Mission
In order to assist men and women in attaining the supernatural end of heavenly beatitude, all activities of the College are ordered toward providing means to know, to love, and to serve Almighty God.

To know God is made possible by proper formation of the intellect through a rigorous course of studies that begins with the Liberal Arts, Classical Languages, and History, and culminates in Literature, Philosophy, and Theology. This curriculum enables students to deepen their knowledge of God by rightly ordering their thoughts, helping them to discern order in the created world, cultivating their imagination, and preparing them to receive supernatural truths communicated by divine revelation.

To love God is made possible by correct formation of the will through a spiritual and moral life that is centered on the rich liturgical traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacraments, common prayer, sacred music, and a commitment to spiritual formation and the interior life are intended to encourage the development of divine charity.

To serve God is made possible by right formation of character through a vibrant, joyful Catholic culture and a spirit of work, discipline, cooperation, modesty, friendship and civility that pervades campus life. This culture and spirit enables students to develop the virtues necessary for their state in life, to grow in service and charity toward God and neighbor in order to answer Christ’s call to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

 Our Patrons – St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More

Saints for Our Times

Partners in Martyrdom

Faithful to The Roman Catholic Church

Patrons of Leartning & Higher Education

Models for Vocations:

to Holy Orders (St. John Fisher)

to Marriage & Family (St. Thomas More)

 

St. John Fisher

  • St. John Fisher  (October 19, 1469 – June 22, 1535) was Bishop of Rochester, England, Chancellor of Cambridge University, Cardinal of the Church, and martyr for the Faith
  • Executed on June, 22 1535, by order of King Henry VIII for refusing to accept the king as Supreme Head of the Church of England and for upholding the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine of papal supremacy
  • Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on Dec 29, 1886
  • Canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 19, 1935

St. John Fisher Prayer

Good Lord, set in thy Church strong and mighty pillars that may suffer and endure great labors, which also shall not fear persecution, neither death, but always suffer with a good will, slanders, shame and all kinds of torments, for the glory and praise of thy holy Name. By this manner, good Lord, the truth of thy Gospel shall be preached throughout the world. Therefore, merciful Lord, exercise thy mercy, show it indeed upon thy Church.  Amen!

St. John Fisher on education:
“Three things, above all”

“There are three things which we desire all the Fellows of this College to care for above all things, namely, the worship of God, the increase of the faith, and the probity of morals.”

(From the Statutes of St. John’s College, Cambridge University, England, written by St. John Fisher, Chancellor, 1516)

 

St. Thomas More

  • St. Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535) was Lord Chancellor of England, husband, father, lawyer, author, martyr for the Faith
  • Executed on July 6, 1535, by order of King Henry VIII for refusing to accept the king as Supreme Head of the Church of England and for upholding the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine of papal supremacy
  • Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on Dec 29, 1886
  • Canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 19, 1935

St. Thomas More Prayer

O Lord give us a mind  that is humble, quiet, peaceable, patient and charitable, and a taste of your Holy Spirit in all our thoughts, words, and deeds. O Lord give us a lively faith, a firm hope, a fervent charity, a love of you. Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation and all dullness in prayer. Give us fervor and delight in thinking of you, your grace, and your tender compassion toward us. Give us, good Lord, the grace to work for things we pray for.  Amen!

St. Thomas More on education:
“Virtue first, then learning”

“I have often begged not you only, who out of affection for all my family, would do it of your own accord, nor only my wife, who is sufficiently urged by her truly maternal love for them…but absolutely all my friends, continually to warn my children…to put virtue in the first place among goods, learning in the second; and in their studies esteem most whatever may teach them piety towards God, charity to all, and modesty and Christian humility in themselves.  By such means they will receive from God the reward of an innocent life, and in the assured expectation of it will view death without dread, and meanwhile possessing solid joy will neither be puffed up by the empty praise of men, nor dejected by evil tongues.  These I consider the real and genuine fruits of learning.”

(From a letter written by St. Thomas More to Mr. William Gonell, tutor to his children, in 1518)

 

THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM

ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

 COLLEGE ACCREDITATION

 COAT OF ARMS

DRESS CODE

 

WHY STUDY AT FISHER MORE COLLEGE?

THE FISHER MORE CORE CURRICULUM

TUITION, FEES & FINANCIAL AID

 

YEAR OF FAITH LECTURE SERIES

THE INSTITUTE OF APOLOGETICS

SERMONS & LECTURES GIVEN AT FISHER MORE COLLEGE

 

www.fishermore.edu/

 

 

 

 

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