• College Anthem

    The College Anthem entitled "White and Blue" was written by Rev. Fr. J. M. Lanigam, a great friend of Fr. Charles Collin, the first Rector. Music for the anthem was composed by Mr. Edgar Neydoff. Although the College Anthem was written during the last year (1916) of the Rectorship of Rev. Fr. Charles Collin O.M.I. the anthem was sung during the 2nd term of Rectorship (1920) of Rev. Fr. Maurice Legoc O.M.I. The Original Manuscript is dated 25th November 1920.

    Fruits of Virtue and of knowledge here we gather, peace and power
    Symbolized in yonder banner floating o'er St. Joseph's tower,
    White and Blue its mystic colours, harmonizing strong and clear,
    Stolen from the distant mountains, from the wild waves breaking near,
    From the wild waves breaking near, harmonizing strong and clear,
    White and blue our mystic colours, till the mountains disappear.

    Where the peerless Pearl of Indies, hides its glow on ocean's breast,
    White and Blue its nature's setting to the gem she loves the best:
    Closely clasp'd by Silv'ry breakers, fretted from the flowing tide
    Round it heaves the swelling billows rolling blue o'er waters wide
    Fretted from the flowing tide, Rolling blue o'er waters wide
    Fretted breakers swelling billows, White and Blue the Ocean's pride.

    Where the Ardrigh of the mountains, Gaurisanker proudly reigns
    Round his throne a thousand vassals fearless guardians of the plains,
    Thunder back their monarch's greeting, neath his canopy of blue
    Lightening darts their in quivers keeping shining white their armour's hue
    Neath his canopy of blue, Shining white their armour's hue
    Snow clad peak and bended heavens, Keep aloft the White and Blue.

    Where Our Lady. Queen of Heaven, deigned on earth to reappear
    In the grotto o'er the torrent from the mountains rising near
    White and Blue her robe and girdle, Lily white her mantle too
    Then we'll wear Our Lady's colours, Dear St. Joseph's White and Blue
    Then Hurrah for White and Blue, Then Hurrah for White and Blue
    Still we'll wear our Lady's Colours - Dear St. Joseph's White and Blue.