When asked what was necessary to become a Saint, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, simply said ‘will it’.
This is very powerful, dear Princess of God.
To become a saint, it is necessary only to constantly desire great holiness and sanctification, to point your will constantly towards loving God. God wants your sanctification more than you do and will do everything to help you achieve this goal when you set your will with Jesus’.
However, it is important to always be patient and humble.
In He & I, Jesus tells Gabrielle Bossis, “I can sanctify you in an instant. But I love your long and patient work; it keeps you humble. Acquire loving humility—it will exalt you. Discouragement never elevates anyone.”
And in the Diary of St. Faustina, she reiterates how important it is for souls desiring sanctification to be deeply humble:
(50) + O humility, lovely flower, I see how few souls possess you. Is it because you are
so beautiful and at the same time so difficult to attain? O yes, it is both the one and the
other. Even God takes great pleasure in her. The floodgates of heaven are open to a
humble soul, and a sea of graces flows down upon her. O how beautiful is a humble soul!
From her heart, as from a censer, rises a varied and most pleasing fragrance which
breaks through the skies and reaches God Himself, filling His Most Sacred Heart with joy.
God refuses nothing to such a soul; she is all-powerful and influences the destiny of the
whole world. God raises such a soul up to His very throne, and the more she humbles
herself, the more God stoops down to her, pursuing her with His graces and
accompanying her at every moment with His omnipotence. Such a soul is most deeply
united with God. O humility, strike deep roots in my whole being. O Virgin most pure, but
also most humble, help me to attain deep (51) humility. Now I understand why there are
so few saints; it is because so few souls are deeply humble.
Dear Princess of God, if you want to speed up the process of your sanctification, first ask the Blessed Mother and Jesus and the Saints to intercede for you to give you deep humility.
You can also spend as much time as possible cultivating a Eucharistic devotion – as Fr. John Croiset writes in The Devotion to the Sacred Heart, “believe me, hares become white in wintertime in the mountains, because they neither see or eat anything but snow; by dint of adoring and eating Beauty, Goodness and Purity Itself in this Divine Sacrament you will become all beautiful, all good and all pure.”
Dear Princess of God, there was never a saint who was not extremely devoted to the Eucharist, and to Mary.