About the Book

Title: Dragon Prayer Book or Dominican Prayer Book, previously called the Dominican Order Service Book

Created: ca. 1461 – (dated because of a mention of St. Catherine of Siena, who was canonized in 1461)

Written by: A scribe or scribes of a German Dominican Order

Written in: Latin and German in Gothic bookhand

Read by: A nun or nuns of the Dominican Order

Contains: Components of a Book of Hours such as suffrages to various saints, the Little Office of the Virgin, the Office of the Dead, the penitential psalms with a litany of the saints, plus additional prayers and devotions like a ferial psalter and a breviary