George E. Christian, Jr. and Richard L. Christian, also known professionally as the Brothers Christian or les frères Christian, were born and educated in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. They attended Assumption Prep in Worcester, Ma. and received their B.A from Providence College. George Christian, an ordained Catholic priest, also has an Ed.D in Counseling and School Psychology from Boston University. Richard, who passed away in 2013, earned an M.A and M.Ed. from Harvard University.
The Christian brother’s translations and genealogical research has been disseminated to various individuals and societies. The French Institute has been the recipient of the bulk of their collection.