Shortly after arriving in Paris, being asked to travel there by Father Cloriviere, she realizes that life in Paris is risky. She and her sisters must be careful and discreet.
Adelaide, falsely suspected for escaping the guillotine, spent three weeks in prison, and then returned for a suspected plot against the revolution, but used it to her advantage when she started to speak of Jesus to her fellow prisoners.
Her trial ended in her favor when more than sixty people appeared to testify to her goodness. When she was set free, she once again began her mission of caring for the sick and the poor.
Adelaide received a letter from Father Cloriviere explaining his new form of religious life: You act as though you do not have religious habits, but secretly engage in practices such as daily Communion and prayer.
The first members of Father Cloriviere's new form of religious life start their practice, being discreet, as instructed.