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Saint Adjutor
Statue of St Adjutor at the collegiate church of Vernon, Eure.
Born Vernon, France
Died April 30, 1131, Tiron, France
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast April 30
Attributes Chains
Patronage swimmers, boaters, drowning victims, Vernon

Adjutor (died April 30, 1131) is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. He was born near Normandy, France, where he was made a knight in the First Crusade. He is credited to be the patron saint of swimmers, boaters, and drowning victims,[1] and the patron saint of Vernon, France. The stories given for his patronage of boaters vary. Some state that he was captured by Muslims in The Crusade, and escaped persecution by swimming.[1]

Additional legends state that it was in fact angels who freed him from his captors, and his association with the seas came when he calmed a whirlpool by throwing Holy water, and the chains of his captivity into it, and signing the cross.[2] In his later life he became a hermit.

References

  1. ^ a b "Patron Saints Index:Saint Adjutor". Patron Saints Index. Catholic Community Forum. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainta69.htm. Retrieved June 25, 2006.  
  2. ^ "Vernon : Saint-Adjutor's Miracles". GiverNet. August 25, 2001. http://giverny.org/vernon/stadjgb.htm. Retrieved June 25, 2006.  

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