Religious Institute of St. Expeditus
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***A Proposed Charism that will begin as an active apostolate in the CAMM/CCMM Educational Division.***

Money.  Is it the root of all evil?  Perhaps the lust for money is the root of much evil.  Our television and radio airwaves are full of advertisements for organizations dedicated to helping people get out of debt.

The Religious Institute of St. Expeditus, as the name implies, will be a community of religious women (and men if there is interest) dedicated to helping people better manage their money, under the patronage of St. Expeditus, patron saint of financial matters.  His intercession is also sought for matters needing resolution TODAY, hence his depiction of holding up a cross with a banner reading, "HODIE"--Latin for "Today."  Under the saint's foot is a crow, with a banner in its beak bearing the inscription, "CRAS," Latin meaning "tomorrow." 

A married couple of Gemma's acquaintance once owned a motor home, and drove around the country, helping people consolidate their debts.  The wife was a Lay Dominican who discerned that she and her husband, a Lay Discalced Carmelite, should do this to help get people's minds back on God--instead of worrying about their financial situations.

The sisters' habit will be a hunter green skirt suit and veil, with pointed coif.  The habits for Novas and Postulants will likely wear white or black.  Novices will receive the green suit and white veil.  When she enters the juniorate (temporary profession), she will receive the green veil.  At final profession, a ring is received.  Rosaries will be carried in the pocket.

The community will be bi-ritual, but will prefer the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (EFLR/MEF/TLM). All prayers will be in Latin.  Those of an autocephalous, schismatic, or sedevacantist mindset should discern deeply before contacting us.  Reconciliation with Rome is prerequesite to making application to this or other Cloister Outreach Foundations.  May the Holy Ghost be your guide.

St. Expeditus, pray for us!

The Religious Institute of St. Expeditus will be a project of the Cloister Outreach Affiliated New Foundations (CONF). To visit their main site, please click here.

Questions or comments? Get in touch with Gemma, CONF Admissions Secretary & Affiliate Founder, at: