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Saint Expedite, A Favorite New Orleans Saint

Updated on February 18, 2015
St Expedite Copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide
St Expedite Copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide

Need Something in Hurry? Ask Saint Expedite!

Saint Expedite is the patron saint of those who need fast solutions to problems, who strive to put an end to procrastination and delays, and who seek financial success. He is one of the most useful saints to petition for help in our instant gratification society...we want what we want and we want it now! Lucky for us, St. Expedite is down for that - so long as you petition him correctly and praise his name after he helps you. read on to learn more about this popular New Orleans Saint, including who he is, how he arrived in New Orleans and how to petition him.

Saint Expedite is the Patron Saint of:

* Emergencies

* Shopkeepers

* Everyone who needs a quick solution to a problem

* Examinees

* Dealers (not drug dealers, that's someone else)

* Schoolboys

* Sailors

* Navigators

USING St. Expedite To help me Win in PROBATE COURT!!!!!

How Did St. Expedite Come to New Orleans?

Most of St. Expedite’s life is a mystery, as very little has been documented apart from his martyrdom and stories surrounding the discovery of his statue. One version of the story of how St. Expedite came to be in New Orleans is recounted by Father Dan Cambria of the Divine Mercy Chapel in New Orleans. He states it was the Ursuline nuns who received an unidentified statue just prior to the French Revolution. All over the exterior of the crate in which the statue was housed were the words “Expedite.” The nuns proceeded to open up the box and when they saw the statue, none of them recognized the identity of the saint. They asked the bishop to identify the saint; but, the bishop was unable to identify the saint. So, the nuns wrote a letter to the people who sent the statue from France inquiring as to the saints' identity. Unfortunately, the French Revolution had already begun and they never received a reply. So, they placed the statue of the unidentified saint whom they now called St. Expedite in the corridor of their school where it remained for several decades.

The students at the convent eventually developed what is referred to as the Nine Hour Novena to St. Expedite. Now, novenas are not uncommon in Catholicism; there are nine day novenas to virtually all saints. However, St. Expedite’s novena was for nine hours and according to this story, the students achieved positive results when praying this novena in an expeditious fashion. His devotion continued to grow among the student body and he gained the reputation for bringing fast results to prayers.

The Conjurer's Guide to St. Expedite

The Conjurer's Guide to St. Expedite
The Conjurer's Guide to St. Expedite

This book provides details for working with St. Expedite within the context of folk Catholicism, hoodoo and New Orleans Voudou. From setting up an altar, to an obscure nine hour novena similar to the one developed by students in the Ursuline convent in the late 1700s, to many original conjures never before revealed to the public, this book will keep the modern conjurer busy for years to come as the need for fast solutions to the problems of daily life continue to present themselves again and again.

 

Conjure Tips

In hoodoo, it is customary to offer St. Expedite pound cake, flowers, and a glass of water. In New Orleans, he is typically offer him Sara Lee pound cake, but homemade pound cake is equally as good. He is believed to grant any request within his power provided the petitioner recommends his invocation to others.

St. Expedite's Veve

St. Expedite's Ritual symbol, copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado, all right's reserved worldwide
St. Expedite's Ritual symbol, copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado, all right's reserved worldwide

How to Set Up an Altar Dedicated to St. Expedite

St. Expedite’s altar is set up in a triangle pattern. Modern practitioners tend to use red candles when working with St. Expedite; but, any color can be used with him and of course the staple white candle is perfect for the novena. Place the candle at the back of the altar; this is the tip of the triangle formation. In the front and to the left, place an ordinary glass of water and in the front and to the right of the triangle place the statue or image of him in the form of a picture or holy card. An optional silver bell goes in the front of the altar set up.

Altar Set Up for St. Expedite

St. Expedite's Altar from "THe Conjurer's Guide to St Expedite" Copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide.
St. Expedite's Altar from "THe Conjurer's Guide to St Expedite" Copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide.

Patronage and Attributes

Feast day: April 19

Patronage: Emergencies, procrastinators, merchants, navigators, computer programmers, hackers, revolutionaries, examinees, anyone needing a quick solution to a problem, e-commerce, internet users, New Orleans, Republic of Molossia

Birth: Unknown

Death: 303

Canonization: Martyrdom by Diocletian in Armenia

Day of the week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Candle color: Red, Yellow, Green

Offerings: Sarah Lee pound cake, red flowers, water, candles, red rock salt, Cajun and Creole spices

Payment for Services Rendered: pound cake, candles, flowers, charitable work, giving money to the poor, public acknowledgement

Petition: when haste in any matter is needed; for fast solutions to problems; when your computer is not cooperating; for better business; when taking a test or exam; for finances; to end procrastination; for love; for money; healing; court cases; cursing an enemy; death, dying, and sorcery (these latter petitions are not part of traditional Catholic devotion to St. Expedite)

Corresponding Voudou/Vodou Lwa: Baron Samedi, Baron LaCroix, Guede Limbo

St. Expedite's Altar

St. Expedite's Altar, photo copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado, all rights reserved worldwide.
St. Expedite's Altar, photo copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado, all rights reserved worldwide.

St. Expedite Prayers

Quick Prayer to St. Expedite

Here is a quick prayer you can easily memorize and say to the Minute Saint, as he is referred to by an informant in the Hyatt texts, when all you have is a minute to ask for his intercession and need some quick St. Expedite lucky mojo:

Glorious St. Expedite, I beg you to intercede before the Holy Trinity and grant me the grace of (state your petition). Answer me, and I will spread the glory of your name. Amen.


The above prayer can be said at any time without any sort of accoutrement. However, if you snap your fingers before saying the prayer you will be sure to get his attention.

Prayer to Get a Job

Here is another prayer that can be said for getting a job:

Glorious St. Expedite, I call upon your power, speed and ability to come to my assistance and help me to gain employment. Quickly, bring to me (state your need). Grant me my petition with haste, and I will spread the glory of your good name. Amen.


With the above prayer, burn a dual action red/green candle anointed with St. Expedite Fast Luck Oil.

St. Expedite/Baron Samedi

Image St. Expedite copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide.
Image St. Expedite copyright 2014 Denise Alvarado All rights reserved worldwide.

St. Expedite Hoodoo Spells

Hot Penny Activators to Fire Up your Finances

These are pennies charged and blessed on St. Expedite’s altar that will serve to activate your money and stimulate your finances. After they are charged they are to be kept with your change and your regular money. Get a green bowl and fill with Dragon’s blood resin, parsley, magnetic sand and cinnamon chips. Take nine shiny copper pennies and cleanse with Hoyt’s Cologne, Florida Water or FaSt Luck Water (see formula in this section) and add to the bowl. Set St. Expedite’s image behind the bowl. Take a pinch of the parsley, Dragon’s Blood and magnetic sand and powder it in a mortar and pestle. Cleanse a green candle with Florida water, allow to air dry and anoint with St. Expedite oil. Then, roll in the powdered herbs. Get St. Expedite’s attention by ringing a bell and calling out his name three times or by knocking on the altar three times in front of the bowl. Light the fixed green candle in front of the bowl. Tell St. Expedite: “By the Power of the Holy Trinity, I ask you to do this favor for me. Give these pennies the power to increase my money three fold whenever they touch my wallet, purse, bank statements, coins, and dollar bills. In return, I promise to spread your good name as an excellent servant of God. Expedite this wish with speed, love, honor, and goodness. Glory to you, Saint Expedite!” Remember to fulfil any promises you made to him immediately and thank him publicly after he grants your request

St. Expedite Spell to Get Rid of a Person

Melt some black wax from a candle and knead the wax like dough. Write the person’s name on a piece of brown paper four times backward and five times forward. Put this paper in the middle of the ball and make sure it is sealed in real good. Then, stick nine pins in the ball. Take the ball to the nearest river and throw it in. Snap your fingers and say “St. Expedite, make him go quick.”

Part 1 The Advocation to confer Spirits threw St. Expedite

Part 2 The Advocation to Confer Spirits through St Expedite

St. Expedite Spell to Get Rid of a Person

Excerpt from the Voodoo Doll Spellbook

This spell seeks the assistance of St. Expedite. Perform this spell on a Friday. Write the name of your target on a red balloon filled with helium. Make a very small Voodoo doll out of red fabric, anoint with Fast Luck Oil or St. Expedite Oil, and attach a medal of St. Expedite to the doll. Light a red candle. Place a Holy Card of St. Expedite on your altar and offer him a glass of water and say the following prayer:

Saint Expedite, you lay in rest.

I come to you and ask that this wish be granted.

____________ (Express exactly what you want, and ask him to find a way to get

it to you.)

Expedite now what I ask of you.

Expedite now what I want of you, this very second.

Don't waste another day.

Grant me what I ask for.

I know your power, I know you because of your work.

I know you can help me.

Do this for me and I will spread your name with love and honor

so that it will be invoked again and again.

Expedite this wish with speed, love, honor, and goodness.

Glory to you, Saint Expedite!

Tie the balloon to the Voodoo doll and release into the air. The person should leave in whatever direction the wind is blowing. When your request is granted, thank St. Expedite by offering him a piece of Sara Lee pound cake. Offering Sara Lee pound cake is customary in New Orleans but if you do not have the Sara Lee brand, use what you have. You should also thank him publicly to let others know of his generosity. If you do not thank him in this manner, he will take back your request and then some, so be sure to remember this step.

St. Expedite Bottle Spell

St. Expedite Bottle Spell
St. Expedite Bottle Spell

New The Most Important Thing

Don't forget to pay St. Expedite what you promised!

Saint Expedite

Saint Expedite
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© 2011 Denise M Alvarado

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      5 months ago

      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.

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      WW 7 months ago

      My Dear St. Expedite, I cry out to you and thank you so much for your intercession with Our Lady of Sorrows. Please continue to pray for my special intention and prayer request. I humbly ask that you find a way to remove the barriers and obstacles that block the path between WWM and me - both the physical and the ones he has in his mind and on his heart. I continue to pray that he will come back into my life. Please, St. Expedite, I know your supernatural power due to the tributes and constant miracles attributed to your help. Please help me in all haste. After I obtain the miracle I seek through your generous intercession, I will continue to herald your good works and pay tribute to your Holy Name. I solemnly promise to pilgrimage to New Orleans. There I will visit Our Lady of Guadalupe and make a donation in your name in order to help the homeless. In Jesus's Name I continue to knock, seek, and ask. Thank you in advance, Dear St. Expedite! Amen

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      j and j 9 months ago

      Thank you so much St Expedite, for helping to speed up the process...and for all your help!

      For desperate causes..., Pray to Saint Expedite

      My Saint Expedite of urgent and just causes, please intercede for me with Our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Succour me in this hour of affliction and despair, my Saint Expedite. You who are a Holy warrior, You who are the Saint of the afflicted, You who are the Saint of the desperate, you who are the Saint of urgent causes, Protect me, Help me, Give me Strength, Courage and Serenity.

      Hear my plea. ____________ (Clearly express what you want, and ask him to find a way to get it to you.)

      My Saint Expedite, help me to prevail through these difficult hours, protect me from all those who want to harm me, respond to my plea with urgency. Bring me back to the state of peace and tranquillity, my Saint Expedite. I will be grateful to you for the rest of my life and I will speak your name to all those who have faith.
(Now promise to give Saint Expedite a specific offering when your desire is granted.)
Amen.
(Say one Our Father, one Holy Mary, and make the sign of the cross.)

      (Be sure to fulfill your promise if Saint Expedite grants your petition.)

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      17 months ago

      Thank you for always answering my prayers and having my back . I'm forever grateful to you St Expedite.

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      marilyn 21 months ago

      First,thank you for this site....THANK YOU SO MUCH dear ST. EXPEDITE for all the help and support to me and to my family..You are very generous and every time I needed you,you always come and grant my requests.I am very thankful that I found you..I know a lot of people knew your generosity..Thank you soooo much saint expedite for always helping me and my family.

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      maria 24 months ago

      Saintexpedite i will believe in the miracles u do for everone who treats n u pllesae help my family

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      Curious Korner 2 years ago

      Thank you St. Expedite for your speed and accuracy. You are a Saint of honor and deserve many praise. You came through for me as requested in a time of need, thanks.

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      MARTINE 2 years ago

      BIG THANKS TO ST EXPEDITUS FOR HIS RAPID INTERVENTION IN URGENT NEEDS.

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      Thanks Saint Expedite! You made my wish come true!! I needed money to pay$ 325 for a fee and I asked him each night and he made it come true!

      I recommend everyone to his help!! Hes helped people in the past and has help me and others today. Thank you Saint Expedite!!

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      2 years ago

      St. Expedite, thank you o much for offering your support in my time of need once again.

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      Marilyn 2 years ago

      Thank you dear st.expedite for helping my husband solve his work problem..thank you very very much..I praised you for helping my family all the time and for helping the people who are in need.

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      Marilyn 2 years ago

      Thank you dear st.expedite for helping my husband solve his work problem..thank you very very much..I praised you for helping my family all the time and for helping the people who are in need.

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      anonymous 2 years ago

      Please answer my prayers st expedite

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      Lisa xxx 2 years ago

      I need your help so badly I no u will come an answer my prayers for me thank u for all u have done in the pasted for me I love u so much an u have answered so my times before please help me this time Stant expudite x

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      Lisa. P 2 years ago

      Pls hear my pray ' worked with u before an come thow for me an I no ull answer me again need your help love u stant expedite xx

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      dez 2 years ago

      Today made it exactly 12 months Saint Expedite carried out an awesome miracle in my life that still baffles me. When i petitioned Him, His blessings came upon me with great speed, true to His name.

      Thank you, Saint Expedite.

      Glory to you, Saint Expedite.

      Honour to you, Saint Expedite.

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      jonathan essuman bimpong 2 years ago

      Thanks to saint Expedite for answering my request and being of great help and no delays and stoped who are persuing my monetary well being and hv stop their evil intensions by your trinity without delay.... .glories Saint Expedite....Ever help.full make your resquest and He will deliver Amen in Christ Jesus

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      Ruth 2 years ago

      St Expedite,I just heard of your name and marvelous help through people and internet.I decided to give it a shot ,I do not know much about the necessary things I need to do in times of financial crisis,I just have the basic setup for you and reading my usual prayes twice daily I don't know if I am doing the right thing,can someone please help as to what to do into depth or details.

      Thank you

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      2 years ago

      St Expedite is so kind and loving. He pushes me to be strong and not to delay things. I asked him for help to get me work for Christmas. I wanted to have some money in my pocket.. Four days after I started his candle I got a call for work totaling about 650.00. I asked for a thousand. But that's o.k. He is my favorite saint. Get to know him. He is an angel from God . Amen!!!!

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      anonymous 2 years ago

      I had pretty much not had a steady job for 6 years. I read and studied Mr. Expedite. I thought I'm going to give him a shot. Lo and behold, I started getting calls for interviews and jobs! He worked so quick I thought , man this is not real! It is I just interviewed for a job, and got called back 2 days later with a job offer! This saint really care! He will help you! Don't doubt him! Praise be to St. Expedite! Amen and amen.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thank you st expedite for your quick helpI asked you to help me to find a job and within few days I found a job and a contract was signed quickly.....THANK YOU SO MUCH...............

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thank you st. expidite for hearing my prayer & coming to my aid so quickly. i was in such financial crisis, i was feeling financialy squeezed. i thought that there was no way out. i am so much more happier now. you actually gave me an extra bonus that i was just not expecting. i am truly blessed & honored that you took the time to listen to me & come to my aid so quickly. st. expidite please forgive me for not spreading your name sooner, i do have a bad habit of procrastinating. i know that i made promises to you of what i would do if my prayer was answered. SO I START M Y PROMISES NOW. i humbly ask you st. expidite for your forgiveness. as i have made promises to you i will keep them. i am grateful that you came to me so quickly. i so appreciate you & the miricle that was blessed onto me. i ove you & you are in my heart. sincerely,mildred.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Please st.expedite help me in bring home the man i love. I have awaited 4yrs.when i seen him on 3/8/13.i promised u that i will post ur name on f/b. I did wrote ur name with a thank u to ur organization &church bullent. Now please please bring edgar home. Thank u &please grant me my wish

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have prayed & asked St. Expedite to intercede for me to our Lord Jesus Christ & he has always come through. Thank you. When you are in urgent need...Pray to Saint Expedite Our dear martyr and protector, Saint Expedite,You who know what is necessary and what is urgently needed.I beg you to intercede before the Holy Trinity, that by your grace my request will be granted.____________ (Clearly express what you want, and ask him to find a way to get it to you.)May I receive your blessings and favors.In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.If Saint Expedite grants your request, place fresh flowers beside his statue in your home or in the church. Also place an ad in the newspaper thanking Saint Expedite, so that his name and fame will grow.Light a RED candle.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      St Expedite I love you so much..even my little children love you they're 4 & 7 my 19 yr old loves u too. U have been great to us thanks for everything n thanks for the future things to come..God Bless you!!

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      Totus Mundus 4 years ago

      St Expedite is a truly wonderful Saint to all in times of desperate need. Thank you St Expedite!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Annie, please help me, st expedite, i have faith in your love.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for your immediate assistance and intercession- I am in complete awe over your rapid response and aide. Please continue to help with my petition. Many thanks, Saint Expedite!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you Saint Expedite for helping me quickly by showing me what to do in my difficult situation.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Saint Expedite, I need you now! I have used you and you ALWAYS give what is requested. Glory to you. E

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you St Expedite for granting my last favour within twenty four hours.I'm always amazed by you

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      St. Expedite, I humbly come to you with my first petition. I have complete faith that you will swiftly honor it as I will honor you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Please hear my prayer St. Expedite.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have faith in you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      St.Expedite your heard me in the past, I ask for mercy now. I need quick money to pay all bills and obligations.AMEN

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Please hear my prayer st expedite thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      THANK YOU ST. EXPEDITE FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE!!!! YOU NEVER FAIL !!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have faith in you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have faith in you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I want to propagate the name of the most beautiful St Expedite. I prayed to him, and swiftly, he came through for me. I will continue to praise him and lavish beautiful things upon him so that all my requests and desires are satisfied. I praise the name of the glorious martyr who answers prayers with haste! Thank you, Saint Expedite, for your immediate assistance and intercession- I am in complete awe over your rapid response and aide. I am humbled by your exactness and timeliness to meet my goals. You did not fail me and you did not leave my side during this time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Please answer my prayer, Saint Expedite. You have assisted me before, and I have faith you will help again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Glory Be To Saint Expedite! He rapidly came through for my family, even unexpectedly at times. Benevolent Saint Expedite, words can not express the awe and gratitude I have for You. I humbly Thank You for gracing our lives, You have my eternal respect. Sanit Expedite Rocks! Believe, if you do, He will come through! Sanit Expedite Rocks! From My Heart, Lily

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      filmic 6 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens! so much detail! I love the story - true or not - and love the amount of time and passion you've put into this. Nice one!