Especially venerated in Brazil as the Patron Saint of shop-keepers and seafarers, St. Expedite is also the patron of Urgent Causes and, thus, is newly adopted as the Patron Saint of Translators.
The legend is told that, at the moment of his conversion, Expedite was visited by a crow, the representation of evil, who told him “Cras!” (“Tomorrow!”)
Expedite responded, “Hodie!” (“Today!”), and sent the cursed crow to his just reward.
Thus, St. Expedite defeats procrastination, ensures rapid solutions to problems, and promises an end to delays. He gives strength to the faithful in combating satanic deadlines.
Some also believe that Saint Expedite will speed up the arrival of money in your bank account.
His Feast Day is the 19th of April.
Prayer to St. Expedite: “Protégeme de los males que me acechan y aleja de mí a aquellos que solo desean mi perdición. Hoy te pido me concedas la gracia de … (decir el pedido) y me comprometo a difundir tu nombre y tu capacidad de escucha. En nombre de Jesús … Amén.” [“Protect me from the troubles that obstruct my path and from those whose only desire is my undoing. Today I ask that you grant me (name your wish) and I will dedicate myself to glorifying your name and telling others of your power to answer prayers. In Jesus’ name ….”]
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