|Cadfael -- former Crusader, then monk|
|Lifted by saints and carried home|
They were somewhere outside Antioch, on the edge of the desert, when the ambush began to take hold. Adjutor remembers saying something like, "Saint Madeleine, if by your help the Lord grants us victory, I will donate my mountain house and all the tenant-lands to my teacher, Bernard of Tiron, and his monastery. And I will build you a chapel. A very well furnished chapel."
As he rose to rally his troops, flashes of lightning crashed across the sky, throwing the attackers into a panic. Adjutor and his men counter-attacked, drove off the ambush, and claimed to kill a thousand of the 1500 Saracens.
|Phelps -- no patron necessary|
He made good on the dedication of his home to the monastery and the construction of a chapel dedicated to his liberator, Saint Madeleine. He settled in the area himself, living as a monk. At one point, an especially dangerous whirlpool or eddy in the nearby river was wrecking boats and killing swimmers. Adjutor got in his boat, let the current take him into the abyss, and then tossed in the heavy chains in which he'd been wrapped when imprisoned. The chain sank, but the whirlpool was stilled and never again threatened yachtsmen or swimmers, for whom Adjutor is the patron saint.