Jesuits attempted establishments twice in New France but they were aborted due to the English raiding Quebec. However, once France reestablished control of the area, the Jesuits again returned
Most missionary priests came from the Jesuit colleges of France, many inspired by what they'd heard or read about regarding the unappealing land in New France and feeling they needed to 'sacrifice' themselves to save the 'savages'
The recurring war between the Indian tribes played a big role in the later success of the Jesuits and their mission. Desparation, illness and often being leaderless, led to the Native Indians being more open to conversion
The natives were often quite amazed at the dedication the Jesuits displayed to their mission rather than being interested in the landthat of most Europeans