The conditions of exile for different Jesuits depended on which countries they had belonged to. In Portugal, the King announced that those Jesuits who had not taken final vows could stay in Portugal if they requested release from their vows. Very few capitulated, in the end about six-sevenths of the 1700 Jesuits in the Portuguese Assistancy remained faithful to their vows, which led to 1,100 being exiled to Italy. Even though the exile was enforced in stages, it presented a large challenge to the Italian Jesuits who had to provide lodging and sustenance. Food rations were limited, painting were sold, and Fr General Ricci had to request a dispensation from the rule not allowing Jesuits to receive mass stipends.
In France, although the Society was suppressed by the King all over the country, he allowed the former Jesuits to remain in the Kingdom as long as they remained 'good and faithful subjects' under the authority of the local bishop. The Kings hand was being forced by the Parlement - and the King had been prepared to grant the former Jesuits a meagre stipend, however even this gesture of good will was blocked by the politicians. Without food, work or a roof over their heads 2,900 former religious faced destitution. Some sailed for foreign missions, some received hospitality from other religious communities. It became fashionable in certain circles to house ex-Jesuits in private homes. Fr General Ricci tried to get neighbouring countries to receive these refugees, but their diplomats, who didn't want to risk Frances wrath by offering Jesuits hospitality, blocked his efforts,
In Spain, the expelling of the Jesuits was ruthless, and efficiently coordinated in the space of a couple of months in 1767. On Feb 27th, Charles III issued a secret decree banishing the Jesuits and seizing their property. On March 20th this decree was sent in sealed packets to every town where there was a Jesuit presence. At midnight on April 1 the packets were opened and the decree read to the assembled Jesuits. They were to leave immediately, with only the clothes they wore, breviaries, snuff, chocolate and small change. Under armed guard they were marched to the nearest ports. Those from the Andalucian Province went to Jerez de la Frontera, those from Toledo Province to Cartagena, those from the Aragon Province to Tarragona, from Castile to Santander. It as an operation that was described gleefully by the King as being a cesarian section. They were sent to the Papal States, where the Pope refused to receive them - and they ended up in Corsica.