Saint Expedite

Saint Expedite

Saint Expedite is patron saint over all urgent matters. He also goes by the name Saint ExpediteSaint Expeditus. He is also patron saint against procrastination.

He is the saint of emergencies. He loves speed.

Those who need a solution to a problem immediately may turn to Saint Expedite. Many turn to him when they are experiencing financial distress, when job hunting, or in relation to legal matters.

His feast day is April 19th.

Who was Saint Expedite?

It is believed he lived in the fourth century. He was a Roman soldier. This is why most images of Expedite show him dressed in clothes like a soldier.

As a soldier he learned about Christianity. He decided he wanted to convert to Christianity and devote his life to this new faith.

As soon as he had made that decision the devil appeared before him in the form of a crow. The devil demanded that he delay his decision to join the Christian faith until the next day.

Expedite refused and firmly stated he would become a Christian today.

This is why images show Saint Expedite stepping on a crow. He is killing procrastination.

“Hodie” is the Latin word for “today”. The word “Hodie” can be seen on the cross he is holding.

“Cras” is the Latin word for “tomorrow”. The word “Cras” can be seen on the banner connected to the crow.

Basically this sends out a powerful message; the saint is crushing tomorrow and replacing it with today.

Some places in Germany he may be pointing to a clock instead, though stepping on the crow is most common.

The palm branch he holds in one hand is a symbol of martyrdom.

According to hearsay he was martyred April 19, 303 in Melitene.

Just like Saint Christopher, Saint Valentine and many others, Saint Expedite has been removed from the official calendar of Roman Catholic saints.

These saints were removed from the official calendar because their death date cannot be verified.

His removal from the calendar has not resulted in a decline in his popularity. On the contrary this saint is gaining more followers by the day.

Saint Expedite is extremely popular in Brazil. Hundreds of thousands celebrate his feast day every year.

In New Orleans Saint Expedite has a strong hold. In Louisiana he has been taken to heart in Creole Voodoo communities.

His popularity is spreading fast across the Unites States. It seems thousands of non-Catholics are turning to Saint Expedite for fast solutions to their challenges.

Many of his devotees claim you do not have to be a Catholic get urgent help from this saint.

Working with Saint Expedite

Wednesday is the weekday which is most favorable to start working with Saint Expedite.

You need to set up an altar. On the altar you will need a statue or a picture of Saint Expedite, a red candle and a glass of water.

Red is the color of speed. If you do not have a red candle, you can use a green or white candle.

Place these three objects in a triangular formation. Some claim the picture or statue should be placed in the back, the glass of water on the right and the red candle on the left.

Others place the picture or statue on the right, the candle on the left side and the glass of water in the front. Some place the candle in the back, at the top.

There is no right or wrong, but all agree on the triangle formation.

Light the candle, say your prayer and clearly state your need. You have to be specific and also set a time frame.

Finally you need to state what you give in return when your request is granted.

Some say you should continue doing this for seven days. Other claim you should do the ritual for nine days.


The traditional offerings when your wish is granted are: red roses, pound cake, three nickels or pennies, and a public thank you.

If you omit giving your gratitude offerings back, it is told you may lose what was given to you.

Leave the gratitude offerings on the altar for 24 hours. Finally crumble the pound cake and feed it to the birds. The water is to be given to a tree.

If your request is not granted you naturally do not give any offering.

There are many different opinions on the best way to work with this saint. Every person who chose this saint to work with may figure out what feels most natural for them.

Some think it works to keep a picture of Saint Expedite together with a little money in your safe place. Some repeat the following every day:

“I trust you, Saint Expedite to place your good hand upon everything I need.”

Prayer to Saint Expedite

“I ask you, Saint Expedite, to aid me in my financial difficulties. Let your strength and support protect my income and help me obtain enough money so that I will not suffer need and want.

Please let peace and enjoyment reign in my household. I ask you and pray that my wishes be granted, and glorify your intercession. Amen”

(From the book “Saints the Chosen Few” by Manuela Dunn-Mascetti)


60 thoughts on “Saint Expedite”

  1. Thank you St.Expedite for expediting my wish and helping us sell boat so we can have $ for down payment for new car!! Thank you

    • Thank you St. Expedite for helping me with a few things I asked for help with, please continue helping me. A received a couple of things on the next day after asking you. Thanks again for helping.

  2. Foolish People. Stop misleading people into idol worship and spiritism. The only one people should pray to is Jehova God in heaven through his son Jesus Christ.
    Repent now and be saved from this wickedness before it is too late to do so.

    • Thank you St. Expedite for answering our prayers for urgent financial help and also for helping us find a house on rent within a day in both cases. I am truly gratefully to you. Please continue interceding for us and keep all four of us under your care. Love you St. Expedite. Thank you St. Expedite.

  3. St. Expedite I thank you for helping me in my time of need. You gave exactly what I asked for and when I asked for it. Thank you!

  4. I give thanks and Praise to God for my blessings and answered prayers, and also St Expedite for his interssion.

  5. Thank you St Expedite for your intersession in helping me sell the house and praise oh Lord for my blessings. May your name be known to all for your work.I praise thee and i thank thee and will praise you always.

  6. Thank you so much st expedite for all you’ve done for me and for always being so fast in my time of need! Praise your name st expedite!

  7. Can someone please advise, when lighting the candle, do we leave it burning until it’s all melted or do we snuff it out each night and light it up again the next night?
    Thank you

    • You can use a small red candle each day. Evaluate how you feel and stop on an odd number day. If you want to purchase a 7 day candle up to you.

  8. Please Saint Expedite make
    My business flourish so I may have more than enough money to support myself and my children well.
    Help me have the spiritual abilities I need to truly help those that seek out my services! I will thank you and put pound cake for you and fresh flowers! Show me how to manage this current business venture to make the most of it. Guide me to be successful and gain financial stability and independence. Bless you forever
    Amen!

    • Thank you so much St. Expedite for forgiving me and accepting my gift
      even though it was not in a timely manner and showing me your forgiveness by granting me another blessing.

  9. thank you saint expedite thank you for coming through for me thank you thank you may your name be invoked again and again for good I am very grateful

  10. my name is henry i really feel so much good and i am happy and i am so much thankful to Saint expedite for helping, i am in a very bad situation i need money to pay school feel and hospital bill and i partition my problem to Saint expedite and in 8 days Saint expedite answer me even he did not answer exactly what i ask but at list Saint expedite answered me and i gave him my thanks giving what i promised him, i still have faith Saint expedite will answer me more and do more for me.

  11. Thank you St. Expedite for answering my prayers. You are a truly wonderful Saint! I will always spread your name! Thank you st. Expedite! All love, Faith and honor you!

  12. Thank you so much my wonderful saint Expedite. Thank you for intervening in my business, Saint Expedite has helped me to get out of debt and for a fast sales volume in a matter of hours. Saint Expedite thank you for helping get my drivers license today. I have passed my driving test with flying colors within 5 minutes. He’s a saint of miracles and fast results. I’m still waiting for you my wonderful saint to answer all my requests fast, but I’m forever grateful.

    • Thank you Jesus for hearing and answering my prayers. Thank you St Expedite & Blessed Mary for your intersession on my behalf. Thank you to the heavens above, Amen

  13. Thank you Saint Expedite for always coming through my requests. You have always interceded for me before the throne of the Almighty God in my urgent needs.
    Saint Expedite, let it always be HODIE (today).

  14. Thank you st. Expedite for helping me get a job and find a beautiful home. I prayed for months and my prayers were answered better than I could have dreamed. Thank you st Expedite!!!

    Please continue to bless me and let love and happiness into my life.

    Amen

  15. ADVICE PLEASE
    Hello there, I wanted to know if anyone knows how long I should wait to see results/answers to my request. I began my petition request on 7/31/19, a red 7-day candle to the right, a photo of Saint Expedite in the middle and a tall glass of water on the left. I set up the altar in the room adjacent to my room, as I’m in a temporary situation I would let the candle burn all day, but then at night, I would snuff it out. I have a naught nosey kitty that likes to explore at night and likes to take naps on my alter. Each morning I would ring a bell, relight the candle. The candle finished on Monday, I then put some red roses in the empty candle glass, changed the water as it looked cloudy ( or perhaps a kitty tasted it), purchased a bottle of red wine and a slice of Amish pound cake both for later and left the alter up till yesterday when I then put the glass containing the roses, water, and his photo in my room on my altar that I pray to every day that has my crystals and such.
    How long after has your request been made or answered? I’m asking because I ‘ve done three request in the past and they were not answered which I chalked it to me not ” being at the right place” then.

  16. My special thanks for st expedite for having seen me through when i was praying for a scholarship for daughter to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ST. EXPEDITE SO ME THROUGH. THANK YOU ST. EXPEDITE. MARTHA NASAMBU

  17. Dear Saint expedite, I can’t thank you enough again for answering all my prayers and my desires. You are truly amazing. In the bottom of my heart I think you and I cannot encourage everyone else enough to invoke Saint expedite for all of their wishes and their desires with fast results I have asked him two times and he has come through as usual with exactly what I asked of him for. Again thanks to Saint expedite for yesterday today and tomorrow !!!

  18. Dear st. Expedite,
    I just want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for coming through with everything I ask of you you are truly amazing thank you for today yesterday and tomorrow. As always I strongly consid I just want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for coming through with everything I ask of you you are truly amazing thank you for today yesterday and tomorrow. As always I strongly suggest everybody to expedite because he will deliver have faith and he will be there .

  19. My sincere thanks to St. Expedite for answering to me in hour if need. I know you are always there to help when the going gets tough. You are truly the miraculous Saint and turn things around when all hopes are lost. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

  20. Saint Expedite,
    Once again you have come to my aid. Thank you for your glorious intercession, blessed saint. All love and honor to you!

  21. Thank You St Expedite for answering my petition. My son and I love you and we are truly blessed and grateful for your services.

  22. St. Expedite, thank you for coming to my aid in giving a place to live to son and his family. Son trying to sell home in FL to resolve son’s financial issues. Tenant not cooperating with realtor and we need his cooperation. Please intercede and give tenant his own place to live and let us proceed with selling son’s home immediately. We ask this of you through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You have always been there for me. Love you and can’t thank you enough for everything you have done.

  23. Dear Saint expedite, once again you have fulfilled my prayers and my petition. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart you never fail me. Thank you for always giving me what I asked for your power is amazing. I cannot encourage everyone strongly enough to invoke say expedite for all your needs he will come through for you as he always does for me.

  24. Dear Stexpedi,
    I need urgent help financially to secure my future.$200,000 is the specific amount needed.
    I will keep my promise to you.
    Please help me .
    I trust in you .

  25. Dearest Saint expedite once again you have granted me exactly what I wished for and exactly what I asked for in the exact time I did I needed it to be done. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart your power is truly amazing. Everybody must invoke sent to expedite for their needs and concerns and he will come through for you just like he always does for me his power is amazing!!! dearest Saint expedite once again you have granted me exactly what I wished for and exactly what I asked for in the exact time I did I needed it to be done. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart your power is truly amazing. Everybody must invoke Saint expedite for their needs and concerns and he will come through for you just like he always does for me his power is amazing

  26. Dearest Saint expedite, thank you again for coming through for me and doing exactly what I asked you for the exact second and time and date your powers amazing. Please everybody invoke Saint expedite for all their needs and he will come through for you as much as he is come through for me amen

  27. Thank you St. Expedite for your incredibly fast help. Someone told me that she heard on the radio that the city was going to start “rounding up cats” and since I have cats i was terrified. I could not find any information on the internet. I said a quick prayer to St. Expedite and then called the city’s general number. The woman who answered the phone was able to tell me that the city had just given some money to a nonprofit which humanely traps cats so they can be neutered and vaccinated before being returned. I am so relieved and grateful.

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