In Cuvilly, on January 16, 1791, Father Dangicourt refuses to take the civil oath of allegiance. A constitutional or juring priest comes to replace him in May of 1791 but the people of Cuvilly do not accept him. Because of the strength of her faith, Julie is threatened and forced to go into hiding. She receives protection from generous benefactors.
- At Gournay-sur-Aronde 1791-1792
Brought to the chateau at Gournay by Madam de Pont l’Abbé, Julie leaves her home in Cuvilly. She is now 40 years old.
- In Compiègne 1792-1794
In 1792, servants of the chateau at Gournay hide Julie and her niece, Felicity, in a hay cart. Driven to Compiègne, they are abandoned in the courtyard of an inn. Julie’s health quickly deteriorates. Completely paralyzed, she loses the use of speech. Pursued and unwanted, Julie and her niece change lodging many times.
Julie and the Carmelites of Compiègne
In 1793, Julie received several visits from Father Lamarche who also knew the Carmelites of Compiègne. Like them, Julie offered herself to God to save France and the Church. The Carmelites were guillotined July 17, 1794 in Paris. Julie suffer deeply from their violent death.
- In Amiens 1794-1799
In October 1794, the Countess Baudoin, an aristocrat known in Cuvilly, asks Julie to join her in the Blin town home, in Amiens. She hopes that the courage of the invalid would help her in her sorrow over the deaths of her husband and her father, killed on the scaffold.