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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume IV: April. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

April 30

St. Ajutre, or Adjutor, Confessor

[Recluse, at Vernon in Normandy.]  HE was a Norman gentleman, who, upon motives of holy zeal and piety followed the Christian standards in the holy war in the east. Being taken by the Saracens, he suffered great hardships and torments, nothing being able to shake his constancy in the confession of his faith, and in the exercises of his religious duties. Having recovered his liberty, he returned home, where, having consecrated himself and his estate to God, he led an anchoretical life at Vernon upon the Seine, in the assiduous practices of penance and fervent prayer. He consummated his sacrifice by a happy death on the 30th of April, in 1131, and is commemorated on this day in the new accurate Martyrology of Eyreux, and in the calendars of many other churches in Normandy.