While I claim Ste Therese de Liscieux as my mentor, my actual patron saint would be the saint in whose name I was confirmed at age 12. Following common custom at that time, I took the name of the adult sponsoring me, who was my elder sister, Lorene.
I never bothered to look up that saint, that I can recall (40 years ago) and was really only accepting the domineering demands of an elder sister who would not have tolerated my taking a different path....
Now that I am re-examining all the spiritual steps taken when I was a young Catholic in the midst of those stormy Sixties, I cannot find a "St Lorene" listed anywhere.
I remember the arguments among the adults right after Vat II about some saints being "removed" (in fact I will never forget one of my uncles connecting their removal to the funding of the shuttle to get some of them back down, *LOL*)
I can't imagine I would have been allowed to take a non-saint name at Confirmation, and also, I can't imagine my sister being baptized with a name that was not connected to a saint in the first place.
So, can anyone help me find St Lorene? And if this turns out to be a deposed Saint, what does it mean for the status of my confirmation? What about other saints who may have been removed from the Church calendar?