Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sisters of Salome$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Toni Bentley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300090390

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 28 May 2022



(p.161) Chapter Seventeen Salvation
Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Yale University Press

This chapter describes how Ida Rubenstein turned to religion in her later years. As Ida entered her sixth decade, the comfort and stability of a less tangible faith gradually supplanted her need for theatrical display, and she devoted the last third of her life to God's work. In September 1936, she set off in her chauffeured motorcar to the Dominican Convent of Saulchoir in Tournai, where she was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Ida converted not from the Judaism of her birth, but from the Russian Orthodoxy of her youth. She became a tertiary sister of the order, and, despite her rich trappings, her allegiance to Catholicism was real.

Keywords:   Ida Rubenstein, theatrical display, Saulchoir, Roman Catholic

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.