Can one receive the benefits of an indulgence without intending to?
For example, if one has been in the habit of going to confession, praying the rosary in a church group, attending mass, and saying a prayer for the pope’s intentions every Saturday, does one receive a plenary indulgence each time even though the concept of an indulgence is completely unknown?
Does intent play a different role for partial indulgences than for plenary indulgences? For example, a Catholic makes the sign of the cross several times each day as a part of prayer. Is a partial indulgence received each time even though the Catholic may be completely unaware of the concept?
Also, are partial indulgences quantifiable? Do a certain number of partial indulgences equal a plenary indulgence?