Around a year and a half ago, I was blessed to receive a First Class Relic of Saint Gemma Galgani from the Passionist province that I am a part. I am not a Passionist, but rather a lay person who had a very great love for this Saint at the time.
After a while, I felt that since I wasn’t venerating the relic as much as I should (I took good care of it of course!) I sought out someone to give it to. I found someone who had a great love for Saint Gemma and I asked if he wanted it, and I sent it to him via mail. I had lost the authentication paper that it came with, but it still had the offcial seal.
So, in exchange, he insisted on giving me a donation for my trouble, and I gladly accepted it. Was this wrong of me and was this Simony? At the time I dont think I knew it was a sin, and I certaintiyl did not intend to make money from selling the relic, i just wanted Saint Gemma’s relic to go to someone who would venerate and love it more than I could.
Did i commit Simony? I am scrupulous and all of these sins from my past keep coming up from nowhere and then I start to worry about everything spiritually (confessions, communion, prayers etc.).
Any assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated as it would help releive my concerns. Thank you in advance!