“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears— of everything that concerns you. Converse with Him confidently and frankly; for God is not wont to speak to a soul that does not speak to Him.”
St Alphonsus Liguori is the Founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known the world over as The Redemptorists, whose feast day is celebrated on 1 August.
Pope Benedict XVI praised St Alphonsus on his feast day by reflecting on his role in teaching Christians about the key role of prayer.
“St. Alphonsus reminds us that the relationship with God is essential in life and that only with a daily personal prayer and participation in the sacraments can the Divine presence that directs, illuminates and makes safe and peaceful our path, even in the midst of difficulties and dangers, grow in us,” said the Pope.
Read the story here from the National Catholic Register.