Hello CAF people!
After my Baptism last Easter, I had really wanted to have a relic of a saint, and after much prayer and sending a few requests to monasteries, convents, etc… I managed to acquire a few. I have a small list of their feast days so I can be sure to give special veneration to that saint, but I found on some websites that they said something like “The Holy See discourages individuals from possessing relics” and other things that relics should only be made available to churches for public veneration, while some others have said that it’s fine for individuals to possess relics for private veneration.
So which one is correct? I assumed that if the religious orders were willing to give me one, then it would be permitted. I just want to know because I don’t want to ‘hoard’ relics.
Thanks and God bless!