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SAINT EXPEDITE
BY ]AMIE ALEXZANDER

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH, NEW ORLEANS.


ALcovE WITH STATUE OF ST. ExPEDITE.
Expedite is one of a growing number of 'folk saints'. A folk saint is
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Being under his spell she did


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one chosen by the people as opposed to those saints canonised by the with all of her cash.
Holy Roman church. Folk saints are not recognised by the Vatican but The woman, now aware of
by the people who love them. and he starred to run. Knowing
Saint Expedite is known as the patron saint of rapid solutions. He
is prayed to when a situation needs to be turned around, hurried along
for Expedite. Suddenly, our of
the air and knocked the thief
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or changed. He is revered in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Latin America unconscious, allowing the ""
and is highly regarded in New Orleans, where he is considered to be some of his!
a patron of the city. His shrine can be found at the Chapel of Our
Lady of Guadalupe on North Rampart Street. The shrine at Rampart
Street is to me the most famous shrine. Private homes, shops and even
certain streets have unofficial shrines to this wonderworking saint.
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He is the unofficial saint of emergencies, businesses, shop keepers, A shrine for Expedite is qu te:s

easy to come by but can be


examinees and basically anyone who needs a rapid solution! Expedite 6 .

is a favourite of rootworkers simply because he is effective and quick. course be purchased in most -
Rootworkers call on Expedite with confidence, knowing he will First wash the space you are gomc
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provide those who petition him with exactly what they need. i
Take three cups of spring "-al:a'
The legend that tells of Expedite's arrival in New Orleans says that .! l
when the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe was being fitted out, the to this a handful of the herb
roughly five minutes and thea
priests sent off to Spain for a large and beautiful statue of the Virgin '
Mary. Time passed and eventually a ship arrived containing two crates. cooled strain it through mus
On opening the first crate they found the beautiful, commissioned rock salt in to it.
statue of "Our Lady of Guadalupe". In turn they opened the second to
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find a statue of a handsome Roman soldier. In innocence they mistook Next, dress the shrine with
a framed picture of Expedite. His
the shipping instruction "EXPEDITE" for the name of the saint image
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within. of this colour should be burn
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seven or nine day glassencase
Expedite is depicted as a handsome Roman soldier wearing traditional d
set out a glass of fresh water fOI'
uniform, armour and a red cloak. In his right hand he holds a cross hl
upon which are written the word HODIE, the Latin word for 'today', daily. If it's possible pour the
old
can't do this sprinkle a few dro
and underfoot he crushes a crow, from whose mouth spouts a ribbon on ps at1
Other items that should be set
which the words CRAS CRAS CRAS can be seen - eras being Latin on ..
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for 'tomorrow'. This is symbolic of Expedite destroying Tomorrow in As a soldier Expedite expec
ts
important to only ask for one
favour of Today. Expedite is believed to have been tortured and killed thitw:
under the rule of King Diocletian, His feast day is April 19th. of payment is to make an offering
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There's a hilarious story about Expedite in which a woman in name suggests, is the kind of
cake
Louisiana had been hypnotised on her own doorstep by a man who This is Expedite's favourite offe
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requestd she retrieve all the money in the house and bring it to him. just a slice, while others say
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mber of 'folk saints'. A folk saint is Being under his spell she did just that and the man began to walk away
led to those saints canonised by the with all of her cash.
e not recognised by the Vatican but The woman, now aware of what had happened, shouted out after him
and he started to run. Knowing she won't catch him up, she called out
patron saint of rapid solutions. He for Expedite. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a wooden plank flew through
to be turned around, hurried along the air and knocked the thief square in the head, rendering him
Portugal, Italy, and Latin America unconscious, allowing the woman to retrieve her cash and probably
where he is considered to be some of his!
be found at the Chapel of Our
Street. The shrine at Rampart Working with Expedite
Private homes, shops and even
to this wonder-working saint.
A shrine for Expedite is quite simple to set up. Figures of him aren't
.
--....-ies, businesses, shop keepers,
easy to come by but can be found in markets in Brazil and can of
needs a rapid solution! Expedite
course be purchased in most southern botanicas in the United States.
because he is effective and quick.
First wash the space you are going to use with the following mixture:
confidence, knowing he will
exactly what they need.
Take three cups of spring water and bring them to the boil, add
arrival in New Orleans says that
to this a handful of the herb Hyssop. Allow it to simmer for
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roughly five minutes and then take it off the heat. Once it has
beautiful statue of the Virgin
cooled strain it through muslin and dissolve a small handful of
arrived containing two crates.
rock salt in to it.
rbe beautiful, commissioned
blnl the,- orened the second to
Next, dress the shrine with a red cloth. On my personal shrine I use
In ::m.:x:ence they mistook
a framed picture of Expedite. His colours are red and gold and candles
tiil.e -:a e .::>t the saint image
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of this colour should be burned in his honour (the best kinds are the
seven or nine day glass-encased candles). Next to his picture or statue
set out a glass of fresh water for him. The water should be changed
daily. If it's possible pour the old water on your front doorstep; if you
can't do this sprinkle a few drops near your door and tip the rest away.
Other items that should be set on the shrine are a plate and a vase.
As a soldier Expedite expects to be paid for his work and it is
important to only ask for one thing at a time. The traditional method
of payment is to make an offering of pound cake. A pound cake, as the
name suggests, is the kind of cake made with llb of each ingredient.
This is Expedite's favourite offering. Some folks will tell you to set out
just a slice, while others say the whole cake. Some people say the cake

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should have a candle placed on top of it while others say it should be
wrapped in a white handkerchief. I have always set the whole cake out
as we forgive those
And lead us not into teJnfl
on Expedite's own plate and lit a tea-light candle on top of it.
This payment should always be made on completion of a favour ,j
granted by Expedite and always make sure to give him fresh flowers.
Many people will stress the importance of this! Red carnations are his
favourite floral offerings; legend has it that if Saint Expedite grants
you a boon and he is not offered flowers along with his cake, a member HailM
of your household will pass over. Our
Expedite can also be made offerings of incense, the most favoured Blessed an
blend being equal parts frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood. He also
and blessed is
favours watered-down red wine, Roman coins, and bread, and being a
patron of New Orleans I have known him to accept the odd glass of Hoh Mary.

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bourbon. Just make sure that whatever you offer is paid in full once pra)" far
he has completed his task. Always keep up your end of the bargain or now and at tlae
things will go wrong! I
A final note on serving Saint Expedite is to remember that he loves
attention, so spreading his name about always wins his favour. Public
Before you make any reques
thanks and altars in shops always go down well! It is not uncommon ts r '
a relationship with him. Change
to find thanks to him in the local newspapers where he has large
at the shrine you have set up.
followings.
Bur
or place a few crow feathers
on -'
attune to the saint, you build
a
To Petition Saint Expedite him. You wouldn't randomly
ask
know you can rely on your best

Although he is not recognised officially by the church, he himself is There are two ways to go a

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a martyr so it is important to know both the Our Father and the Hail first is to stand before the s
Mary. glass of water. Say the Our Fath
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Make the sign of the cross ove
r yoaj
OuR FATHER
shrine. Kneel before the altar
and
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I kneel before :JOIIJ
Our Father, who art in heaven, I
Expedite m pro tector.
hallowed be thy name.
Blessed mar I PTaJ
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done,
]oy and tranquiUirJ Teip.
on earth as it is in heaven
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Give us this day our daily bread. BILl I ""' "

And forgive us our trespasses,


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;t of it while others say it should be as we forgive those who trespass against us.
have always set the whole cake out And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
ea,light candle on top of it. Amen.
made on completion of a favour

18k.e sure to give him fresh flowers. HAIL MARY


ance of this! Red carnations are his

lias it that if Saint Expedite grants Hail Mary, full of grace.


rs along with his cake, a member Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
s of incense, the most favoured
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
myrrh and sandalwood. He also Jesus.
Oman coins, and bread, and being a Holy Mary, Mother of God,
l,.n him to accept the odd glass of pray for us sinners,
lta:ver you offer is paid in full once now and at the hour of our death.
keep up your end of the bargain or Amen.

kpedite is to remember that he loves


lbout always wins his favour. Public Before you make any requests from Expedite it is important to build
lao down well! It is not uncommon a relationship with him. Change his water daily, light candles for him
Cal newspapers where he has large at the shrine you have set up. Buy him a few gifts, maybe a red rosary
or place a few crow feathers on the shrine. By doing this you better
attune to the saint, you build a rapport and make a connection with
Expedite
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him. You wouldn't randomly ask a stranger for help, but you always
know you can rely on your best friend.

cially by the church, he himself s There are two ways to go about making a request to Expedite. The
first is to stand before the shrine, light the candles and set out a fresh
ir both the Our Father and the Hatl
! glass of water. Say the Our Father once and the Hail Mary three times.
Make the sign of the cross over yourself, kiss your hand and touch the
f
rATHER
shrine. Kneel before the altar and say:

I I kneel before you, Saint Expedite.


art in heaven, Expedite my protector, Expedite my friend.
lie dn name. Blessed martyr I pray for your intercession,
. thy will be done, Joy and tranquillity reign in my home thanks to you
rt is in heaven But I ask, I pray.
pouT daily bread.
OUT trespasses, (State your petition)

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And I will give thanks and praise for your glorious intercession.
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(now make your bargain with him) I
SAIT &
Amen I
If you feel that you are bl
positive change in your life, .-1
Once the request has been granted, make the promised offering as patronage of Saint Expedite.
soon as possible. Remember to set out fresh flowers along with any night before any exams.
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other items. After a few days dispose of any perishable offerings. You will need to save the offenj
Traditionally they can be left at the steps of a Catholic church, at a a large jar. Add to this a big sp J-1
crossroads, or at the foot of a tree. Take a cup of spring water and
T he second method is to write out your request in the form of a spoonful of brown sugar, a small
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prayer. Neatly handwrite what it is you want along with what you will John the Conqueror root. Pour all
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offer the saint, finish it with an amen and sign the bottom and fold the Lastly, add the heads of three red
paper in half. Set it on a heatproof dish on the shrine. Next say one overnight until the following ev
Our Father and three Hail Mary's. Pick up the request and light it in off and add it to a bath of running!
the flame of one of the candles.
I will note here that you should never use matches to light the The Lord is my s
shrine candles or petition papers. Matches are still considered a taboo; He maketh me to lie .I
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in previous years matches contained sulphur and sulphur is used in the he leadeth me
Hoodoo tradition to banish spirits. Even though matches rarely contain He rest
sulphur these days, it is seen as a mark of respect not to use them. he leadeth me in the paths of
Leave the ashes on the shrine until your request has been granted, Yea, though I walk through tl.eJ
then dispose of them along with any of the perishable offerings. Once I will fear no et:il:
again serve Expedite his offerings as soon as possible and be sure to set thy rod and thy st1
out fresh flowers for him. Thou preparest a table before nae:
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thou anointest my head
Surely goodness and mercy shaH j
and I will dwell in tJ.j
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fore
Soak in the water for at least hal
dry and dress in clean clothes. Go

of incense; burning frankincense
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for your glorious intercession. Expedite Spells

Jm-gain with him)


SAINT EXPEDITE BATH

If you feel that you are blocked, stuck in a rut or just need some
positive change in your life, prepare this spiritual bath under the
patronage of Saint Expedite. This bath is also great when done the
!led. make the promised offering as
night before any exams.
fresh flowers along with any
out
You will need to save the offering water for three days storing it in
ispose of any perishable offerings.
a large jar. Add to this a big splash of cologne such as Florida Water.
he steps of a Catholic church, at a
Take a cup of spring water and boil it up, add a cinnamon stick, a
spoonful of brown sugar, a small chunk of ginger root, and a small High
out your request in the form of a
John the Conqueror root. Pour all of this into the jar of offering water.
you want along with what you will
Lastly, add the heads of three red carnations. The mixture should steep
and sign the bottom and fold the
overnight until the following evening. That evening strain the liquid
if dishon the shrine. Next say one
off and add it to a bath of running water. Say over the bath Psalm 23:
Pick up the request and light it in

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.


jld neer use matches to light the
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He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
tches are still considered a taboo;
he leadeth me beside the still waters
sulphur and sulphur is used in the
He restoreth my soul:
en though matches rarely contain
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake
of respect not to use them.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
iotil your request has been granted,
fwy of the perishable offerings. Once I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me .
soon as possible and be sure to set
i Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemes;
thou anointest my headwith oil; my cup runneth over
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
and I will dwell in the house of The Lord
forever.

Soak in the water for at least half an hour, after which time towel
dry and dress in clean clothes. Go to the shrine and make an offering
of incense; burning frankincense on charcoal is the most favoured.

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ExPEDITE OrL the seas have j
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the seas have
This blend can be made to anoint candles, to dress talismans, it can Mightier than the ..

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be vaporised in oil burners or used as a perfume. This oil can also be mightier than
used to anoint the corners of petitions before they are burnt. the LO.
Your statuus

To 50ml of sunflower oil add the following holiness


10 drops of rose geranium oil
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10 drops of wisteria oil l


10 drops of synthetic vanilla oil \ Now use the crow fearhen l
5 drops of cinnamon oil yourself from head to toe. R
2 drops of patchouli oil feathers into the bowL Use the.
2 drops of cedarwood oil off yourself in a downwards ID01j
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and reversed!
When the oil is blended sprinkle in a large pinch of alkanet root,
a traditional dye used in the manufacturing of many famous Hoodoo
ExA.\tJNI
oils. In a few hours the oil will have turned bright red. Strain it off
now and bottle and add to it a few tears of frankincense.
This bag is used to get the tal
studying, but it can aid in gett01

BLACK CROW CURSE BREAKER a small red flannel bag and pari
add a large tear of frankincell

If you feel like you are under a curse and you wish to reverse it,
of caraway, and a pinch of cm.j
anoint it with a little bergamol: i
there is a simple spell you can perform which will not only break the
influence of the curse, but also return it to its sender.
Take seven black crow feathers and tie the quills together with red
I look up to the mountains; do.!
No, my stTel
thread or ribbon. Next make a powder by grinding down equal parts
who made heave.;
table salt, sage, agrimony and hyssop.
Place this powder in a bowl and set it on the shrine. Place your
) He won't let you stumble, JGI
Not on your life! Israel"s
hands over it and say one our father and Psalm 93: } God's your Guardian.
Shieldinr Ji
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty;
sheltennr )i
the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
God guanJs 1
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
he gw
Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.
He guards you when J!
The seas have lifted up, LORD,
he guards you
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rt'E OIL the seas have lifted up their voice;
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the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.


candles, to dress talismans, it can Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
l as a perfume. This oil can also be mightier than the breakers of the sea
Ions before they are burnt. the LORD on high is mighty.
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Your statutes, LORD, stand firm;
following holiness adorns your house
for endless days.
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) Now use the crow feathers like a duster to dust the powder over
yourself from head to toe. Repeat the psalm again and dust off the
feathers into the bowl. Use the now clean feathers to brush the powder
off yourself in a downwards motions. The curse should now be broken
and reversed!
lie in a large pinch of alkanet root,
llacturing of many famous Hoodoo EXAMINEE MOJO HAND
jwe turned bright red. Strain it off
;Ears of frankincense.
This bag is used to get the results you want. It is not a substitute for
studying, but it can aid in getting better results than you expect. Take
a small red flannel bag and put twentyone allspice berries in it, next
t::tJRsE BREAKER
add a large tear of frankincense, a large pinch of cinquefoil, a pinch
of caraway, and a pinch of cinnamon bark. Tie the bag up tight and
curse and you wish to reverse it,
anoint it with a little bergamot oil. Say Psalm 121 over the bag:
jmm which will not only break the
ion it to its sender.
I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?
lmd tie the quills together with red
No, my strength comes from God,
I-ter by grinding down equal parts
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

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He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel's Guardian will never doze or sleep.
and Psalm 93:

: God's your Guardian, right at your side to protect you


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Shielding you from sunstroke,


obed in majesty;
sheltering you from moon stroke.
and armed with strength;
God guards you from every evil,
hed, firm and secure.
he guards your very life.

Jago;
up,
you are from all eternity.
LORD,
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.

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Light a small yellow candle and place the bag before it. Carry this Holy
bag with you into the exam. The fires of hea
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EXPEDITE T AUSMAN I
Repeat this until the fire'
wash it in a mixture of spring .

T his talisman will strengthen your connection with saint Expedite


cinnamon bark. Dry the coin
and helps to gain his favour. Take a plain wooden cross, the kind you
of it place a red votive cand ,j
would wear as a pendant, and place it on the shrine. For seven days
Fast Luck oil, also known as Rlj
fumigate it by running it through the smoke of frankincense, myrrh,
powdered cinnamon. When
and sandalwood. While you do this repeat the Hail Mary ten times.
ready for use. You can use this
After performing this, rub the pendant down with holy water taken
to ensure good luck in your day1
from a Catholic church. I

Each day set the pendant on the shrine and light a red candle for
about an hour. It's worth noting that the best kind of candle for this SAI:ST EXI'S
job would be a red seven knob candle; these can be obtained from most
good esoteric and occult supply shops. On the seventh day fumigate
and anoint the cross as you have been doing but when it is dry take a
Saint Expedite is an excellenti
red hot needle and burn the word 'HODIE' into it.
Take a clean, clear glass borde 1
Obtain a bottle of Van-Van oil and anoint the cross with it. Allow
sheet of brown paper write the i
the last part of the candle to burn down and say a prayer to Saint I
you nine times. Roll it up and 1
Expedite over it, devoting this talisman to him and his powers. String
the jar. Next add a handful ofi
the pendant on a red thread and you can now wear this pendant to
marigold petals, a few pinches
honour Expedite.
mustard seed. Top the bottle up]
and a tea made from oregano.
SAINT EXPEDITE'S LUCKY PENNY
image of Expedite to it. Speak a
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T his spell requires an old penny but any coin that is out of circulation My pro
will do. Preferably on a Wednesday, attend morning mass with the I pray now to :yo!
coin in your pocket. Before you enter the church wet your fingers and I have been crushed ,.
then the coin at the stoop font. Holding the coin concealed in your I turn to you, I fJi
hand, make the sign of the cross.
After the mass light a candle in the church in honour of Saint
Expedite, then return home and place the coin on the shrine. T hat Each day burn a small br
evening take a heat proof dish and place the coin in it. Splash the until you have been justified. 'I
coin with a dash of cologne and set it alight. As the flames lick at the
Expedite a pound cake and tluO
coin say:

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e the bag before it. Carry this Holy saint, blessed martyr,
The fires of heaven make luck come faster.
Amen

Repeat this until the fire goes out. Allow the coin to cool and
wash it in a mixture of spring water and cologne that has steeped with
lr connection with saint Expedite cinnamon bark. Dry the coin off and place it on the altar. On top
lain wooden cross, the kind you of it place a red votive candle that has been sprinkled with Double
; it on the shrine. For seven days
Fast Luck oil, also known as Red Fast Luck, or and a few pinches of
iae smoke of frankincense, myrrh,
powdered cinnamon. When the candle has burnt out the penny is
i repeat the Hail Mary ten times.
ready for use. You can use this lucky penny as a gambling charm or just
t down with holy water taken to ensure good luck in your day,to,day life.

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the best kind of candle for this SAINT ExPEDITE JusTICE SPELL
these can be obtained from most
IPs- On the seventh day fumigate
doing but when it is dry take a Saint Expedite is an excellent ally when you need justice to be done.
DIE' into it. Take a clean, clear glass bottle with a lid and set it to one side. On a
anoint the cross with it. Allow
sheet of brown paper write the name of the person who has wronged
i down and say a prayer to Saint
you nine times. Roll it up and tie it with black thread, and put it in
to him and his powers. String the jar. Next add a handful of powdered galangal root, a handful of
Ia can now wear this pendant to
marigold petals, a few pinches of tobacco, and a few pinches of black
mustard seed. Top the bottle up with equal parts holy water, white rum
and a tea made from oregano. Seal this bottle up tightly and glue an

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! Lucn PENNY image of Expedite to it. Speak this prayer over it:
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coin that is out of circulation My protector Saint Expedite
anend morning mass with the I pray now to you, I have been wronged

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" the church wet your fingers and
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I have been crushed beneath the foot of my enemy
the coin concealed in your I turn to you, I pray for you intercession
I Amen
e church in honour of Saint
the coin on the shrine. T hat Each day burn a small brown or purple candle on the bottle's lid
place the coin in it. Splash the until you have been justified. When the work is complete, offer Saint
alight. As the flames lick at the
I Expedite a pound cake and throw the bottle in a river.
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THE NOVENA OF EXPEDITE FIRST

The word novena is linked to the word 'nine' and is a series of 0 Glorious
prayers performed over the course of nine days. It is prayed to receive through the lively faith
special graces from the saints. Each saint has their own novena which I ask you to au:alcea 1
is performed in conjunction with the setting of lights. The novena that I may also believe -1
can be performed as a devotional act and should be done as often as but most par
possible. On your shrine set out a red candle. from siJUi

On the first day before you light the candle say: At this point say three Our Fi

My Lord Jesus Christ, Father of endless charity, CoNCLCDISG PI


I am heartily sorry for my sins.
Grant me, therefore, pardon of my sins Remember 0 nwsl
and the grace I ask of you through the merits of the sorrows that never was it known that
of your loving Mother implored thy help, and souglu:!
and the virtues of your martyr, Saint Expedite. Inspired with this confidence, I j
Mother. To thee I come; befOR:
Each day when you light the candle say: Mother of the Word Inca rnate.l
hear and gn
Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector,
in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted Say one Hail Mary and snuff
if they are for my own good.
Please ask Our Lord, ll
through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin,
for the forgiveness of my sins, My Lord Jesus Christ
and the grace to change my life, I am heartily sorry for my sinsJ
particularly the grace ... sins and the grace I ask of J04
(mention here the particular grace desired) of your loving Mother and the ui
and I promise to follow your examples 0 Glorious MtJI!
and will propagate this devotion to you. through the enviabl.i
pray that those of liai
by some rays of hope so tlata:l
please pray t'
be also giten me:
in the nUdl

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FrRsT DAY's PRAYER
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Ill: word 'nine' and is a series of 0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus,
!Dine days. It is prayed to receive through the lively faith which was granted you by God,
jaint has their own novena which I ask you to awaken the same faith in my heart,
jae setting of lights. The novena that I may also believe wholeheartedly that there is God,
and should be done as often as but most particularly that I may be saved
Jcandle. from sinning against Him.
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,_ candle say: At this point say three Our Father's.


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of endless charity, CONCLUDING PRAYER FOR EACH DAY
/OT m:y sins.
don of m:y sins Remember 0 most gracious Virgin Mary,
the merits of the sorrows that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
Mother implored thy help, and sought thine intercession was left unaided.
T, Saint Expedite. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, 0 Virgin of virgins, my
Mother. To thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 0
sa\": Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my words but graciously
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hear and grant my prayer. Amen.
, pmtector,
petitions ma:y be granted Say one Hail Mary and snuff out the candle.
OV"ll good.
LoTd. DAY Two

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 through the merits of the sorrows
of your loving Mother and the virtues of your martyr, Saint Expedite.
0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus,
through the enviable 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.

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Say three Our Father's then: Three Our Father's then the

Remember 0 most gracious Virgin Mary, t


that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, and sought thine intercession was left unaided. My Lordj
Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, 0 Glorious Martyr, Saint .EJI
0 Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come; before thee I stand, humiliations which you receiw
sinful and sorrowful. 0 Mother of the Word Incarnate, this grace which is very pleasilfl
despise not my words but graciously hear and grant my prayer. hardness of heart which is:
Amen.
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My Lord Jesus Christ ...
0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus,
through the endless love which Our Lord planted in your heart, My Lord
please remove from mine all the shackles tied by worldliness, 0 Glorious Mal
that without them I may love only God in all eternity. you know that prayer is
Amen. the Ki
teach me to pray in a mann
Three Our Father's, then the concluding prayer. and to His Heart, that I ma1 li
for Him, and that I ma1 1
DAY FouR
Three Our Father's then the
My Lord Jesus Christ ...
0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, who knew fully well the teaching
of the Divine Teacher to carry the cross and follow Him, ask Him for n
the graces I need that I may fight my own passions.
Three Our Father's then the concluding prayer. My Lord Jesus Christ 0C
. . .

through the clean desire that n


DAY FIVE actions, please let them guide:
glory of God and d
My Lord Jesus Christ ...
0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the bountiful graces you Three Our Father's then the
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.

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Virgin Mary,
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Three Our Father's then the concluding prayer.

DAY Six
uho fled to thy protection,
je intercession was left unaided. My Lord Jesus Christ ...
lace, I fh unto thee, 0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the sufferings and
dlee I come; before thee I stand, humiliations which you received for the love of God, grant me also
1-er of the Word Incarnate, this grace which is very pleasing to God, and free me from anger and
hear and grant my prayer. hardness of heart which is the stumbling block of my soul.
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Three Our Father's then the concluding prayer.

DAY SEVEN

ir;Christ ...
['Saint Expeditus,
Lord planted in your heart,
My Lord Jesus Christ ...
51aac kles tied by worldliness,
0 Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus,
onl-y G od in all eternity.
you know that prayer is the golden key that will open
the Kingdom of Heaven,
I teach me to pray in a manner which is desirable to Our Lord
fi-ling prayer. and to His Heart, that I may live only for Him, that I may die only
i for Him, and that I may pray only to Him in all eternity.
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Three Our Father's then the concluding prayer.
1mst ...
'l-'o kneu fully well the teaching
,,.. and follou Him, ask Him for DAY EIGHT

My Lord Jesus Christ ... 0 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.
t ...
ugh the bountiful graces you Three Our Father's then the concluding prayer.
en-e all your virtues, grant
that block my way to Heaven.
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DAY NINE

My Lord Jesus Christ ...


0 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 Father's then the concluding prayer.

If there is any remaining candle allow it to burn out completely. Put


out a bunch of fresh flowers for him on the last day. The novena is one
of the best devotional acts that can be performed to the saints and by
performing it on a regular basis you will really notice the benefits .

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GUIDES TO THE UNDERWORLD

SAINT EXPEDITE
Expedite is one of a growing number of 'folk saints'. A folk saint is
one chosen by the people as opposed to those saints canonised by the
Holy Roman church. Folk saints are not recognised by the Vatican
but by the people who love them. This guide explains how to begin
working with this unofficial saint of emergencies, businesses, shop
keepers, examinees and anyone in need of a rapid solution. Call on
Expedite with confidence, knowing he will provide those who petition
him with exactly what they need, and remember, spreading his name
about always wins his favour.

Saint Expedite
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