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Saint Expeditus (Espedito)
Feast Day: April 19

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(Whenever possible, recite this Novena before the Most Blessed Sacrament.)

Day 1

O Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the lively faith which was granted you by God, I ask you to awaken the same faith in my heart, that I may also believe wholeheartedly

that there is God, but most particularly that I may be saved from sinning against Him.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 2

O 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 may also receive eternal things, please pray that ardent hope in God be also given me and hold me steadfast in the midst of sufferings.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 3

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the endless love which our Lord planted in your heart, please remove from mine all shackles tied by worldliness, that without them I may love only God in all eternity. Amen.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 4

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus who knew fully well the teaching of the Divine Teacher to carry the cross and follow Him, ask Him, for the Graces I need that I may fight my own passions.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 5

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the bountiful graces you 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.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 6

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, through the sufferings and humiliations which you received for the love of God, grant me also this grace which is very pleasing to God,
and free me from angers and hardness of heart which is the stumbling block of my soul.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 7

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, you know that prayer is the golden key that will open the Kingdom of Heaven, teach me to pray in a manner which is desirable to Our Lord
and to His Heart, that I may live only for Him, that I may die only for Him, and that I may pray only to Him for all eternity.

Pray three Our Father... in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 8

O 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.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.

Day 9

Oh Glorious Martyr, Saint Expeditus, who was so much loved by the Queen of Heaven
that 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.

Pray three Our Fathers in honor of the Most Holy Trinity.

Oh Saint Expeditus, my protector, in you I place my hope that my petitions may be granted if they are for my own good. Please ask our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, for the forgiveness of my sins, and the grace to change my life, particularly the grace...

(Mention the particular grace desired)

and I promise to follow your examples and will propagate this devotion to you.