Book: The Lives of the Brethren
Sub-title: "The early years of the Order of Preachers" by Gerard de Frachet, OP. Frachet was born in Chalons in 1205 and Died in 1271. He entered the Order of Preachers around 1225 and spent the rest of his life devoted to God as a Dominican friar. Between the years of 1255 and 1260, Frachet undertook the job of writing a history of the early years of the Dominican Order. This book was written in order to provide the young Order with a record of the true Dominican spirit and the miraculous interventions of God on St. Dominic's behalf and those who strove to truly live a religious life.