"Back in June of 1615, four Franciscan priests arrived in New France. They had been invited by Samuel de Champlain in order to evangelize native peoples, explained Brother Marc Le Goanvec, provincial superior of the Franciscans. Two of the four priests — Friar Denys Jamet and Friar Joseph Le Caron — headed west with de Champlain to a land that would not become Montreal for another 27 years, explained Le Goanvec.He went on to say that he was proud of these men, who left France behind and crossed the ocean to a land they new nothing about. They had to survive New France’s freezing winters, sometimes on close to no sustenance."
CLICK HERE for Full Article