Alphonsus Liguori — Italian Clergyman born on September 27, 1696, died on August 01, 1787

Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R. , was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian... (wikipedia)

If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
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.
Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.
Job was astonished at seeing Almighty God so intent on doing good to us that He seems to have nothing more at heart than to love us and to induce us to love Him in return.
Since His delights are to be with you, let yours be found in Him.