By Canon Jean-Baptiste Blain. Original English translation by Richard Arnandez, FSC; edited by Luke Salm, FSC (2000, 1738 pages)
Three-volume set. Book One: From birth (1651) to the surrender of his personal wealth (1684). Book Two: Continues the story through the critical period of the community in Paris (1704). Book Three: Begins with the loss of the Brothers’ main house in Paris and concludes with the death of De La Salle (1719) and the subsequent royal and papal approval of the Institute. This volume also contains a 12-page index of persons, places and documents.