The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic was written by an anonymous author, probably at Bologna, sometime between 1260 and 1288. The source of his information was Sister Cecilia of the Monastery of St. Agnes at Bologna (who had been received to the habit by St. Dominic) and others who had been in contact with the Holy Founder. This venerable document testifies to the eminent holiness of the Saint, showing something of his intimate life and intense love of God. The early manuscripts of the work were accompanied by miniature drawings to illustrate the various postures St. Dominic took while he was at prayer. Those in a Spanish manuscript of the Vatican Library, Codex Rossianus 3, are by a skilled miniaturist and done in brilliant colors which are still vivid. The sketches which accompany the present translation are adaptations by Brother Jerome Newell, O. P., of the ancient drawings.