Saint Adjutor, born in Vernon, France, was a crusader who was captured by Muslims during the First Crusade. He was chained, tortured, and locked in a prison off the coast of Palestine. Miraculously, he escaped from his cell with the help of St. Madeleine and St. Bernard by swimming to safety. He is credited with calming a whirlpool that had caused the wrecking of many boats by throwing in the chains he wore when in captivity. He returned to France and entered the Abbey of Tiron. There he became a recluse, remaining recollected until his death on April 30.