Patron saint for sailors and swimmers and drowning victims – Saint Adjutor

Saint Adjutor was born in France on July 24, 1073.  He was a knight in the First Crusade.  Stories are told of how he was captured by Muslims during the First Crusade.  They tried to make him give up his faith.  He refused.   Angels freed Adjutor from his prisoners.  He is said to have thrown Holy water into a whirlpool.  The chains he wore fell into that whirlpool.  He made the sign of the cross and escaped by swimming all the way back to France.  Once there he entered the Abbey of Trio.  He became a recluse and hermit until he died on April 30, 1131.