Amy Smith is the Register’s associate editor who edits features for the “Culture of Life” section. Fueled by prayer and coffee, she enjoys writing about everything from Jane Austen to saints for the Register. She is the author of The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2020). Her writing has also appeared in various other Catholic publications. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a B.A. in English. Find her online at Instagram.com/hopefulwordsmith/ and Twitter.com/hope_wordsmith.
As this new year begins, there is so much talk of making resolutions.
I resolve to take the advice of the saints to heart more fully in 2011, including:
“If we only had more faith, more love, what great works might we not do for Christ!” ~St. Pierre Henri Dorie
“The only way to make rapid progress along the path of divine love is to remain very little and put all our trust in almighty God. ~St. Thérèse
“It is not for us to be wise and calculating in the world’s fashion; we should be guileless, lowly and pure. ~St. Francis
“We can never love our neighbor too much. There is nothing small in the service of God.” ~St. Francis de Sales
“Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.”~St. Gregory the Great
“Shall the urge for complete and total happiness, inherent to human nature, be the only need to remain unfulfilled and unsatisfied? No, even this longing can be fulfilled by the infinite and external God.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe
“God wishes people to empty themselves of everything and to be filled with his divine love.” ~St. Alphonsus Liguori
“O Jesus, sure joy of my soul, give me but a true love of you. Let me seek you as my only good.” ~St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa
What saint-inspired/spiritual resolutions do you have planned for 2011?