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At one time there was much talk of a Saint Expeditus, and some good people were led to believe that, when there was need of haste, petitioning Saint Expeditus was likely to meet with prompt settlement. However, there is no adequate reason to think that any such saint was ever invoked in the early Christian centuries; in fact it is more than doubtful whether the saint ever existed. In the "Hieronymianum" the name Expeditus occurs among ... Continue Reading

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  1. Mary Joy Lim
    3 years ago

    no comment as of yet.

  2. Terri K
    3 years ago

    Novena to St. Expeditus

    Advocate in Urgent Cases
    As much as possible, recite this Novena before the Most Blessed Sacrament.
    Saint Expeditus suffered a lot during the time of Diocletion. He is holding a cross in which is inscribed "Hodie" (Today) while he is stepping on a crow which is crying "Cras" (Tomorrow) in order to remind us not to doubt even for a single moment the great mercy of God, and not to postpone for tomorrow the devout and trusting prayer but to call on him always as our advocate by the side of our Blessed Virgin.

    Act of Contrition
    My LORD Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, I am heartily sorry for my sins. Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins and the grace I ask of You thru the merits of the sorrows of Your loving Mother and the virtues of Your martyr, Saint Expeditus.
    Prayer to Saint Expeditus for Each Day
    Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace ... (mention here the particular grace desired) and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the lively faith which was granted you by God, I ask you to awaken the same faith in my heart, that I may also believe wholeheartedly that there is God, but most particularly that I may be saved from sinning against Him.
    Three Our Fathers in honour of the Most Holy Trinity then the concluding prayer.
    Concluding Prayer for Each Day
    Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my words but graciously hear and grant my prayer. Amen.
    One Hail Mary in honour of Our Lady of Sorrows.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expedius, through the eviable hope given you by God, pray that those of little belief may be penetrated by some rays of hope so that they also receive eternal things; please pray that ardent hope in God be also given me and hold me steadfast in the midst of sufferings.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the endless love which Our Lord planted in your heart, please remove from mine all the shackles tied by worldliness, that without them I may love only God in all eternity. Amen.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, who knew fully well the teaching of the Divine Teacher to carry the cross and follow Him, ask Him for the graces I need that I may fight my own passions.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the bountiful graces you received from Heaven that you may conserve all your virtues, grant also that I may get rid of all the feelings that block my way to Heaven.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the sufferings and humiliations which you received for the love of God, grant me also this grace which is very pleasing to God, and free me from anger and hardness of heart which is the stumbling block of my soul.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, you know that prayer is the golden key that will open the Kingdom of Heaven, teach me to pray in a manner which is desirable to Our Lord and to His Heart, that I may live only for Him, that I may die only for Him, and that I may pray only to Him in all eternity.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the clean desire that reigned in all your feelings, word and actions, please let them guide me also in my endless search for the glory of God and the good of my fellowmen.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

    My Lord Jesus Christ ...
    O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, who was so much loved by the Queen of Heaven, that to you nothing was denied, ask her, please my advocate, that through the sufferings of her Divine Son and her own sorrows, I may receive this day the grace I ask of you; but above all the grace to die first before I commit any mortal sin. Amen.
    Three Our Fathers then the concluding prayer.

  3. Marie
    3 years ago

    St expedite has not yet helped me I pray to him daily in hope that he will help me financially. I am not sure if there is a certain way in praying him but he does not seem to want to answer my request.

  4. Max
    3 years ago

    St. Expeditus helped me with my school, I was out couple of weeks and could flunk few subjects... But I prayed to St. Expedite and, sorry for saying, but my first impression was: WTF? I mean, it was a miracle. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ST EXPEDITE. THANK YOU... :P

  5. Robert
    3 years ago

    St. Expedite has been such a help to me in the past few years. He never failed me.

  6. zeida
    3 years ago

    I can't find the prayer for St. Expedite. Can you please help me?

  7. margaret
    3 years ago

    Thank you St. expedite for favors granted. We will always hold you near to our hearts as our patron Saint.

  8. Marie
    3 years ago

    I called on st expedite for some financial help as I am without a job and need the money thanks to St expedite he helped me not once 3-4 times with small amounts for which I am grateful.

    Thank You St expedite.

  9. Clara
    3 years ago

    My husband and I pray to St. Expedito and thank him for his intercecion to our God during a very dificult situation he offered us the support during our extended prayer times to Jesus for a miracle and realy happended. We believed that we are called as catholic to try everyday to reach a saint life and our friends are the saints as an example or role model. Our mother Virgen Mary is the first to interced for us and a great example for her virtues, patience and love to God.

  10. vickie
    4 years ago

    i pray to st. expeditus. beating deadline on my finance needs he always help me through his intercession. i know that he is the patron saint of finances.

  11. Jackie
    4 years ago

    My friend found an old medal which he shared with me. One side has an image of a man holding a cross in one hand, and a what looks like branches in the other, and it says "St. Expedit Pray For Us." The other side has St. Anthony of Padua. I'm guessing this is St. Expeditus.

  12. SK
    4 years ago

    St. Anthony should be called on for all lost things, but especially those things dear to you. He will never fail in bringing the item back to you - never.
    'St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please look around - there is 'something' (name your item) lost that must be found'. He is wonderful! Even my protestant friends are amazed by his help with this (he is also the Saint for miracles). St. Anthony Rocks!

  13. Alfonso
    4 years ago

    "...because as far back as 1781 this supposed martyr, St. Expeditus, was chosen patron of the town of Acireale in Sicily."

    Therefore, there existed a devotion to St. Expeditus, and therefore, beyond and with faith and with reason, he existed. He is a beatiful Saint who was martyred for his devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. Glory be to his name always. As with St Jude, he will intercede in desperate and hopeless cases for those who sincerely ask for his intercession. A novena exists for this Saint.

  14. Maria Thetford
    4 years ago

    I wander if there is a Saint that looks like this Spedito and somebody put spedito to be sended in that fashion to what ever his destination was and the nuns took him as a new Saint, Some Saint that looks like a Roman Soldier. I wish I have my collection of Saints pictures that I had as a child I am sure that I could ID " Saint Expedito " in a blink ha ha ha

  15. Dominic
    6 years ago

    Im looking for this saint, and now that ive found him, i need his help in a different way than my friends mom described him as, because i lost my watch and it was very important to me, and she said pray to saint spedito, then she corrected her self and said expedito, but this is the closest name i got to expedito.

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