Infobox Saint
name= Saint Adjutor
death_date=April 30 1131
feast_day= April 30
venerated_in= Roman Catholic Church

imagesize= 150px
caption= Statue of St Adjutor at the collegiate church of Vernon, Eure.
birth_place= Vernon, France
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,cite web |url= |title=Patron Saints Index:Saint Adjutor |accessdate=June 25 |accessyear=2006 |work=Patron Saints Index |publisher= [ Catholic Community Forum] ] 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.

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. [cite web |url= |title=Vernon : Saint-Adjutor's Miracles |accessdate=June 25 |accessyear=2006 |date=August 25 2001 |publisher= [ GiverNet] ] In his later life he became a hermit.


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