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Who Was St. Expedite?

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If you have never heard of Expedite, don't blame yourself. You can visit New Orleans, or you can simply watch the video below.

Father Dan Cambra, MIC, shares "an intriguing little piece of American Catholic history."

By the way, the statue shown above is the real one — located in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel in New Orleans.

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Carmen - Aug 1, 2014

My Puerto Rican great grandmother prayed to San Expedito whenever things needed to be immediately addressed - whether it was understanding of a problem or something to be found. She was born in the 1800's, was widowed at age 28 w. 5 children and never had resources to go to France or New Orleans. San Expedito has long been a special saint in our large extended family. Thanks for the video!!

Linda - Aug 1, 2014

A lovely, holy legend! The anonymous namesake of the statue must have been a truly humble soul to offer so many blessings and graces through his/her intercession via a pseudonym.

Elizabeth - Aug 1, 2014

St. Expedite is known in the Philippines as St. Expeditus. I visited a friend in the Philippines and shared to me her answered prayers with the saint. In short I started my novena on April 10 thru theh 19th, his feastday there in the Philippines thru a novena chaplet my friend gave me. He did not let me down. He is such a great saint. Thank you Fr. Dan for intruducing St. Expedite to our Catholic faith.

Karen B. - Aug 1, 2014

Who says Catholics have no sense of humor!
Thank you, Fr. Dan!

Mary - Aug 2, 2014

I had never heard of St. Expedite, but I love him now! I also love the 9-hour Novena. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

Katherine - Aug 2, 2014

St. Expedite or St. Expeditus, as he is known here in the Philippines, has answered several of my petitions through a 9-day novena chaplet which my sister-in-law picked up in a chapel here in our hometown. He is known as the bearer of money and has been credited with answering prayers especially with regards to financial need.

sally - Aug 2, 2014

is it right to put the picture of st. expedite or st. joseph upsidedown whenever you ask these saints your prayer request?

Nina - Aug 2, 2014

My sister in the Philippines introduced me to St. Espeditus. She is a devotee of this saint. When I was in Italy I found a statue of St. Espeditus and bought it for her. She said that she always asks for his intercession and her prayers are answered.

MaryS - Aug 9, 2014

Hello if you have a novena prayer of St.
Expedite please share me one, this is the first time I heard about this wondeful saint. I pass it on too.God bless us all.

MariaRosa - Aug 14, 2014

I was born and raised in P.R. Went to elementary school with Mercy Sister at Academia Catolica, a parrish in downtown San Juan and under the Franciscan Fathers.
I'm talking about the early 1950's.We had a statue of St. Expedite and we used to have the regular novenas to our dear St. I've never been to New Orleans.

St Expedite - Nov 28, 2014

my late mother in law was a great devote of St Expedite, I met her for the first time after 29 yrs of marriage when we went as family holiday trip to Chile, when we were leaving she gave me a St Expedite prayer card and said never fail to answer my prayers if you ever need Devine intervention pray to him, recently I prayed to Expedite for help with my sons legal matter, Thank you for answering my petition

Jill - Jan 11, 2015

Saint Expedite has come to my assistance numerous times. I am in gratitude to him. Prayers to St Expedite are granted!

AP - Feb 10, 2015

Thank you glorious Saint Expedite ... thank you for granting me movement in my petition .... you have shown me partial results and I know you will grant my full petition. I love you so much ... thank you. Bring me and my love alex to reconciliation before valentine's day! Thank you for all your help!!!!!

thankful - May 25, 2015

I want to thank St Expedite for the massive help he has given me .I have a nasty legal case , the opponents are liars and scammers And with their lies they're trying to take my house from me I have prayed St Expedite to aid me in my desperate case and he has helped me a great deal Thanks to him I have made huge progress I want the world to know how Great fast and powerful he is THANK YOU ST EXPEDITE THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK

Jerry - Jun 22, 2015

Thank you St Expediate for a small request received in short time

jeleesa - Jun 22, 2015

Saint Expedite I thank you so kindly for the hard work in a quick hurry you have done for me.

David - Jul 3, 2015

Saint Expedite please send me a dependable vehicle, Thank You!

K - Jul 8, 2015

St Expedite, thank you for the incredible help that you've given me. You have answered my prayers so quickly when I felt troubled and vulnerable. Thank you yet again.

jeleesa - Jul 26, 2015

Thank you Saint Expedite for your Fast wonderful help I thank You more then ever you are very loved thank you



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G - Nov 6, 2015

I only just learned about St. Expedite. He is very powerful and has worked quickly to grant my petitions. Thank you St. Expedite and Thank you Fr. Dan for the history!

OV - Nov 15, 2015

Thank you St. Expedite for your glorious blessings. I received some of the funds that I needed very quickly. Hopefully, the rest of the funds will also arrive soon! Many thanks!

Brent - Nov 18, 2015

Saint Expedite is a very helpful and powerful Saint. His help in granting favors is fantastic.
Thank you again Saint Expedite for helping me get a better job again. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

margie lee - Nov 30, 2015

Thank you for prayer answered

mary - Dec 6, 2015

please grant me my request let me reconcile with KZ

Lex - Dec 16, 2015

Saint Expedite, Thank you for helping me in my time of need, thank you for answering my prayers and listening to me everyday! i will continue to spread your name as i promised! Glory to you!

Rebecca - Dec 17, 2015

Thank you for your tremendous assistance, Saint Expedite! I am feeling so hopeful for the future at last and am so grateful for your help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Francisthesaint - Jan 8, 2016

Thank you.Saint Expeditus for prayers answered. I love you, Please pray for my mom sister and brother-in-law and I. Thanks again! May God Bless You
Francis the saint

Elsa - Mar 1, 2016

Thank you St. Expedite for granting my prayer for helping my daughter to get admission in Jesus and Mary School

Diamond - Apr 2, 2016

Thank you st expedite I have been working with you for a little over three months you always come through ! He is really a sweet and reliable st to pray to and talk to he is friendly understanding and loves Sara lee pound cake once he grants your petition but if U don't have Sara lee pound cake any fresh kind will do.Also say a prayer first don't just petition him be kind and appreciate the saints for their work for us ..peace and blessings to everyone !!!

Thank you JESUS

Ahdia - Apr 14, 2016

St. Expedite, thank you so much for helping me with the home situation I petitioned you for yesterday! I really thank you for accepting my petition! If you ever have any doubts about St. Expedite, do not! He is great and honorable and helps when truly in need! Thank you from the bottom of my heart !!!

Cat - Apr 19, 2016

Thank you, St. Expedite for always coming to my aid. I am always grateful to you and honor you today on your feast day.

Connie - May 3, 2016

St. Expedite has come to my aid on many occasions. Thank you dear saint, you never let me down.

Franklin - Jun 6, 2016

Dear St. Expedite,
thank you for your great Works. They are wonderful, I appreciate.
Please forgive my rudeness and ignorance and urgently and expeditely return everything you have
angrily taken away from me.

Lin En - Jun 7, 2016

I have encountered the miraculous power of St.Expedite through the book dedicated to him by Baal Kadmon. I decided to pray to St. Expedite, that my soulmate, Lin Yi Fang and I, would have a child together. I know that St. Expedite answers prayers of a financial or of an employment nature, but we were desperate to have a child.
Thus, I figured that it won't hurt if I pray to St.Expedite for this special request.
I started my ritual of praying to him for 7 days for expedited needs, and shifted to a request for quick action, for the next 7 days.
I kept my faith and vowed to St. Expedite of my offer to him of a red rose, a glass of red wine, 5 pieces of cake and this testimony.
A few days coming into the second week of prayer, Lin Yi Fang experienced days of delay in her menstrual days and all signs point to her being pregnant with our baby!!!
It would take a couple more weeks the soonest, for us to verify the pregnancy, but I was so filled with faith and certainty that my prayer to St.Expedite has been answered. Thus I have already offered all of my promises to him, this night! I am eternally grateful to St.Expedite for his speedy help and his miraculous work in making my request a reality!
Although I will ask St.Expedite for other needs in the foreseeable future, I am definitely assured that this first (among many) granted request to St.Expedite, made a firm and unshakeable believer in me.
Thank you so much, St. Expedite, for granting my request.
I vow to cherish and treasure this granted request you've given, with all my heart, soul, mind & body, for as long as I live!
Glory to you, now and always, St. Expedite!!!

Sar - Jun 17, 2016

I have just started my prayers to St. Expedite, in my wallet there is a hidden pocket where in i hid a 20 bill. In that pocket too is where i keep my prayer to St. Expedite so i just take it everytime i recite him my prayers and petition. As i was putting back my prayer in that pocket i notice there is another bill behind the 20 and its a 1000 bill. I got confused because i dont really remember i hid an extra thousand in there. Though this is not really part of my petition to him i still thank him for letting me find it whether i placed it there or not. I think i should donate some amount to the church on sunday as a thank you to St. Expedite, I am still hoping and expecting he hears my prayers. Thanks St. Expedite for the reminder and for somewhat letting me know you're there!

Sar - Jun 22, 2016

Little doubts are starting to creep in inside my head, so while i was praying/talking to st. Expedite i asked him to give me a sign to know if he is working on my petition. I asked for him to show me a single red rose the next day. So the next day i was already on the lookout for it but sadly it didnt come. The next day i was bored and was playing this game on my phone and i got into a realization that on that game there was a picture of a single red rose in a vase. And i was pretty sure i played that game the day before but didnt notice! Then the today i was looking at pictures of st. Expedite and i saw an altar for him with one single red rose in there too. Wow! Was this a sign that he is truly working on my petitions? Thank you so much st. Expedite for these signs and bringing my hopes back and for letting me know that you are working on my petition. Thank you in advance and may God continue to bless you always! I love you!

TheLion - Jul 2, 2016

Hello, I am not very so good at praying or asking for requests. I need to learn how to ask for a request one by one, not all at one time. I am not even christian, but the night i made a deal with you, i felt some sort of energy and bond between us. A deal is a deal, i feel like it was too much to ask, thats why it didnt all came true. But you are a great saint for even feeling your energy! And that means alot. Also on this website it mentions that once you accept my deal, than i have to return the favor...well i am going to go ahead and still do my donation on behalf of your name. Money is not everything in this world. Its very important, but its not Everything. Well once i start learning how to pray and actually know what i want all into one sentence, i will come back to you in the future for more help. Great working with you. Thanks!

Maryann - Jul 21, 2016

I never heard of St. Expedite before until I needed a speedy favor. I Google Drive and found the story of him. I said a prayer and the same day received his help. I have already begun to spread his story and name. Thank you St.Expedite for favor geanted.

Lin En - Aug 7, 2016

I have prayed long and hard for a teaching job,, but to no avail. Only after I have preyed to St. Expedite that things started to turn around for me. I wanted a teaching job preferably in Shanghai, since I already established roots there. However, I had been given a teaching offer in Nantong, which is an adjacent city from Shanghai, and has a nice environment and a great apartment. Still I am grateful to St. Expedite for this offer, and I thank him immensely for his untiring succor and concern. Thank you and glory to your name, St. Expedite!

Bernardine - Aug 16, 2016

Dear St Expedite,I sincerely want to apologise to you for thanking you this late. I want to thank you for granting me financial assistance. I just finished my 9 hours novea. Please let answers be granted to my requests. Thanks for your help.

Anton - Aug 25, 2016

I discovered first-hand the miraculous power of St.Expedite through the book dedicated to him by Denise M. Alvarado. I decided to pray to St. Expedite to find a safe place to live when confronted with the sudden news that we had to move. I know that St. Expedite answers prayers of a financial nature, so I thought it would be an appropriate request.
Within one week of beginning his novena we found the perfect home in a great neighborhood at a most affordable price. Glory be to you St. Expedite!

Robert - Aug 26, 2016

Thank You, Heavenly Father for St. Expedite. He is a wonderful intercessor.

Matt - Sep 8, 2016

Thank you St Expedite in granting my wish.If you need help financial pray to St Expedite he will help you.

Bob - Oct 14, 2016

St. Expedite, Please send me a car of my own, and money to pay my bills.

SuzLynnJ - Nov 2, 2016

Thank you St. Expedite, for answering my prayers! I will be forever grateful.

AHB - Nov 28, 2016

Dear St Expedite, thank you for interceding in my 1st petition to you....

Aaron - Dec 27, 2016

St. Expedite, thank you for intercession last night for the sparing of my father Antonio's life when a hospital infection almost ended his life. Thanks to you St. Expedite and the mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Kristine - Dec 31, 2016

Thank you St. Expedite for helping me when I ask for your assistance. I wish to know you more. Thank you. Thank you.

Lee - Jan 19, 2017

Dear St. Expedite, I humbly ask you to pray for me and intercede with the Father for the miracle I seek. You know my heart. Please change Billy's heart and ask the Holy Spirit to come to both of us. I miss him and love him so much. I want him back in my life the right way, the way God intended. Please, St. Expedite, please pray for me that my miracle will be granted. I read with interest your story. I humbly pray that when my miracle is granted, that I will visit your statue at Our Lady of Guadeloupe in NOLA and make a donation in your name. Please help me in all haste that Billy contacts me and wants to reconcile. Thank you in advance, St. Expedite! In Jesus's Name I humbly ask. Amen.

kristy - Jan 21, 2017

My 16 year old son brandyn said the girl he left home to be with will be going back home on the 25th of January and he wants to go come home and stay with me and finish year 11 and 12 even though she has been banned from coming back to the school,May she live a life with God and may he come back home and live a life with God, may he come back home on the date he promised, St expedite please make this happen, I feel like I gave birth to a son and then he was just gone, its been months, how can things be now, I pray

Lee - Jan 23, 2017

Dear Powerful and Holy St. Expedite, I continue to ask, seek, and knock for the miracle in my heart. Please come to my aid. I thank you so much for listening to my prayers of petition and I know through your intercession with the Holy Trinity it will come to pass. Dear St. Expedite, I look forward to the day when I can pay you homage by visiting your statute in Our Lady of Guadalupe church in NOLA. I promise to make known your intercessory power with Our Lord and to make a donation in your name. Thank you in advance, St. Expedite. I know you are working for me and I appreciate it! I regret so much the mistakes I made in the past. Please, I pray, give me a chance to make it up to WWM. I pray that he will be in contact soon. In Jesus's Name I humbly ask. Amen.

Lee - Feb 2, 2017

I discovered St. Expedite 2 weeks ago and since then have been invoking his help every day. I told my loved ones about him and even found a statue of him in a shop. Thanks to Saint Expedite, events are starting to happen for me and 2 of my loved ones. It was not a coincidence yesterday that the miracle I seek is starting to take shape. I immediately thought of St. Expedite and thanked him! He is a Holy Warrior and is so wonderful! I humbly ask St. Expedite to continue working on the miracle I seek. Please removed all obstacles and barriers on the path to reconciliation with WWM through Your intercession with the Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Sorrows. I look forward to the day I will make a pilgrimage to NOLA and make a donation in Your name to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thank you so much, Holy Warrior, St. Expedite! Amen.

Lee - Feb 2, 2017

A lovely prayer for a Special Request
Oh! Dear Mother of God, Our Lady of Aparecida! Oh! Saint Rita of Cassia and Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles and Helper of Impossible Causes. Pray for me! Saint Expedite, Saint of Urgent Causes, Saint Edwiges, Saint of the Needy, you know how desperate I feel. Please ask Jesus to help me. (Mention your request) May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and glorified forever. Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and the Glory Be... Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Pray for 3 days. Publish on the 3rd day. See what will happen on the 4th day.

Me - Feb 7, 2017

The more I pray for St. Expedite's intercession, the more he helps me! He is a Holy Warrior who is good and kind and is a powerful intercessor with the Holy Trinity and Mother Mary. Dear Holy Warrior, Please continue Your powerful prayers on my behalf. I humbly ask You to break down the barriers that separate my love and I. These barriers are physical as well as mental. Please remove all obstacles on our path back to one another. I humbly pray that I will continue to propagate Your Name so others will know Your generous healing power. Thank you, Saint Expedite! Amen.

Louise and oliver - Mar 9, 2017

We heard of this saint through a kind gentlemand in Pennsylvania. I prayed to st. Expedite to help us with a financial need. We won 15,000 dollars that day. This was a true miracle granted through this courageous saint. Thank you God for everything we have. He never let's us down....

CV - Apr 11, 2017

St. Expedite, my sincerest apologies for offending and upsetting you. Please know this was not my intent and I am sorry- I am blessed to receive your swift assistance in trials and should never overlook your ability to provide immediate help in urgent matters. I am forever grateful for you and promise to propagate your prayer. Please forgive me, St. Expedite. Thanks for your aide.

Kendra - Apr 14, 2017

I asked St. Expedite to pray for me about a pending job. I receieved my offer letter yesterday. Thank you God the Fathet in Jesus' name. Thank you to St. Expedite for praying for me.

CMV - Apr 18, 2017

Tomorrow, April 19, is Saint Expedite's official Feast Day. I honor and ​glorify ​his name​ for he is the glorious martyr who answers prayers with haste​- his delivery is true and ​his promise complete.

Beliver - Apr 19, 2017

Happy Feast Day, Saint Expedite. Today, I honor and ​glorify ​your name​ for you are the glorious martyr who answers prayers with haste​.​ I am truly blessed ​to have received your assistance in the past and give thanks for the help you will provide me in the future. ​​Today is your day, and I praise your name- your delivery is true and ​your promise complete.

Nadia - Apr 21, 2017

Thank you, Saint Expedite! Today I had a sign that you are praying and operating for me. I thank you also for all that you have done in the past for me, and I pray that you grant me what I am praying you for. Thank you thank you thank you!

Believer - Apr 22, 2017

Thank you, Saint Expedite. I praise your generosity and your swift action. I called on you and you kindly heeded my prayers. You cared not that I wavered, but you still assisted me. My petition has not fully been answered, but I recognize the progress made and I give you thanks. Please continue to provide assistance- I am truly blessed and hopeful for your delivery is true and his promise is complete. I praise the name of the glorious martyr who answers prayers with haste!