The Sisters & The Towers

The Early History Of The Towers and The Sisters

At the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century anti-clerical laws in France brought about the closure of many convents. There were so many Sisters converging on the Mother house at that time, that it was difficult to house them all. Most of our Paris houses eventually closed. Sister St.Mery from our school at Montrouge, Paris, came to found The Towers. Much of the correspondence concerning these early years is extant and has been translated for your interest. It shows that for many years, things were far from easy for our first Sisters at The Towers.

At the same time as The Towers was being founded, some of our Sisters were sailing many thousands of miles across the ocean to make foundations in Brazil. Sister Mary Agnes was Sister Mary Agnes Maling Wynch, who eventually purchased The Towers and gave it to the congregation.

The above picture shows the first Sisters at The Towers. Sister St. Mery (Superior) who after a few years in England volunteered to join foundations in Brazil. The others were Sister Fanelie, Sister St.Wilfred, Sister St. Marcelle, Sister Marguerite de Jesus, Sister Radegonde, Sister St.Sylvain and Sister M.Michael.

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The Towers School Songs of Mission

There are at present two school songs. Both printed here, complete, verse for verse.
It will definitely bring back memories for some of you.

The Towers School Song of Mission

 

Refrain:

May all our hearts know, love and honour you, Lord

Guide us to your path and in your ways

May our lives reflect the lessons we are taught;

‘Semper Fidelis’ all our days.

 

Jesus our Saviour and our God,

We come before you to adore,

In love we offer all we have,

Keep us faithful evermore.

 

We shall pursue the path of truth,

Playing our role within the world,

Shining a light for those around,

The banner of our mission is unfurled.

 

Within these walls and ancient towers,

We strive to bring your world alive,

And when these schooldays are our past,

May the spirit of the days in us revive.

 

The Towers – School Song

 

O come and let the rafters ring,

With voices clear and true.

Always try to do your best,

With problems old and new.

Work with a will and with a smile,

Then you’ll find that schools worthwhile.

Always keep your motto fresh

Semper Fidelis

 

Within theses walls and ancient towers,

There lies our honour true.

The spirit of our school that we

Remember all life through.

For with a will and with a smile,

You can always make your work worth while.

Always keep your motto fresh

Semper Fidelis

 

For when your days at school are past,

And school friends left behind,

Battles of life must be fought

And you will always find –

That with a will and with a smile,

You can make this world worthwhile.

Always keep your motto fresh

Semper Fidelis

ADDRESS

The Towers
Henfield Road
Upper Beeding
West Sussex BN44 3TF

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