st. joseph's university

Prayer to St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

O glorious St. Joseph, thou wert chosen by God to be the reputed father of Jesus, the most pure Spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, and Head of the Holy Family. Thou hast been chosen by Christ’s Vicar as the heavenly Patron and Protector of the Church founded by Christ. Therefore, with the greatest confidence I implore thy powerful assistance for the whole Church Militant. Protect, in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Sovereign Pontiff and all the bishops and priests in communion with the See of Peter. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life; and grant that all the nations of the earth may submit with docility to that Church out of which there is no salvation. 

Dearest St. Joseph, accept the offering I now make of myself to thee. I dedicated myself to thy service, that thou mayest ever be my Father, my Protector and my Guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love for the interior life. Grant that, after thine example, all my action may be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and thine own paternal heart. Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death. Amen.


What are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis doing lurking around the campus of St. Joseph’s University? They’re about to deliver a come up to a happy fan as part of our Random Acts of mtvU week. Starting next Monday we’ll be surprising deserving students across the U.S. with all kinds of crazy goodness with the help of stars Usher, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Cannon and Darren Criss

Each segment will premiere daily on MTV during the 4 p.m. EDT/PDT hour and of course on the interweb.



The weekend’s most memorable — and emotional — sports moment didn’t come from the NFLNBA or NHL. 

It came in a Division III basketball game with a freshman named Lauren Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor. Hill’s one dream was to play in a college basketball game before she died. And that dream came true on Sunday, when Hill, who attends Mount St. Joseph University, played against Hiram College. And her team won!

After the game, Hill told ESPN, “This game has been amazing, and everything that happened today was amazing. This is a really good day.”



Lauren Hill, diagnosed with terminal cancer, scores first basket in NCAA season opener for Mount St. Joseph University. her first and final college basketball game and she’s 1 for 1 on the stats sheet.