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Does it mean anything if someone prays the Rosary in his sleep?

Posted May 24, 2012, 6:38 am
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Does it mean anything if someone prays the Rosary in his sleep?


Sounds like that could distract from the meditation. :wink:

In all seriousness, though, it seems like it could be something very good.  At least, I cannot see how this could be bad.  If it is you or somebody else who does this, my own completely non-authoritative advice is for whoever it is to continue what he is doing.  Do not fall into spiritual pride; continue to pray peacefully when awake and don't think too much about praying while asleep, otherwise you might think yourself into a mess.  Love God, contemplate His Mysteries, hope in the future, do your daily duty, and try not to get bogged down into anything else.  And if you (or whoever) continue to pray the Rosary in your sleep, praise God for such a grace !  (But don't tell anybody about it, except maybe a priest confessor.)

Then again, that is just the advice of a young layman, so take it for what it's worth.  Hopefully you find it helpful.
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Posted May 24, 2012, 2:41 pm
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In my own experience I have often found myself praying the Rosary in my sleep for the wrong reasons - often I was praying right before bed and dozed off only to find myself periodically waking up for a few seconds saying the prayers and then dozing off again and waking up again, etc.

The Eastern Catholics have more solid examination of prayer during sleep, however no particular work comes to mind that I can recommend you to read for further investigation.

Posted May 24, 2012, 5:11 pm
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