One of the popular themes in the iconography of St, Francis and St. Dominic is that of presenting them in a friendly and fraternal embrace. For many centuries both Orders held a strong tradition that the two saints met on more than one occasion. This tradition was also the reason why the two Orders nurtured fraternal contacts between themselves, and celebrated together the feasts of their founders. The feeling of fraternity between the Minors and the Preachers was motivated by these traditions. Our aim is that of showing how the mediaeval Sources for the life of St. Francis describe these meetings between the two founders.