According to the current Manual of Indulgences, "A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, while carrying out their duties and enduring the hardships of life, riase their minds in humble trust to God and make, at least mentally, some pious invocation."
Baby and I went to church yesterday to make a visit and drop something off for the pastor. On the way, she pooped. She had been saving up for about twenty-four hours, so it was overwhelming. It was on her clothes. It was on the carseat. It was all up her back. I changed her diaper on the back seat of the car, and used every wipe I had to clean things up as well as I could. Then I closed the diaper, but it seems I closed it too tightly, becuase the poo came oozing out -- on the car seat, on the floor, on the container of wipes ...
So anyway I had one wipe left, reserved to "wash" my hands, so I wrapped everything up in the changing pad and wiped up as much of the rest of the mess as I could, and we went to make our visit. By this time the church door was locked, but we could see into the church, so I pointed out Jesus in the tabernacle to my baby, and we said an Our Father, and went on our way.
In the morning before all this I made a general intention to gain all the indulgences I could for the holy souls in Purgatory. So. I gained an indulgence for all this, right?