Queen of Pop, and ‘Material Girl’ clothing mastermind Madonna seems to have given up her faith in the mysterious religion Kabbalah for something much more traditional. Apparently Madge is ditching her trendier denomination (along with her red string bracelet) after a falling out with the upper echelon within the Kabbalah organization over a dispute dealing with the collapse of her school in Malawi. She’s chosen instead, Opus Dei, an extremely dedicated sect within Catholicism. Opus Dei (made famous in The Da Vinci Code) is shrouded in almost as much myth as Kabbalah, it was founded in 1928 in Spain and a literal translation of the title means “God’s Work”, not necessarily something Madonna is known for, despite the name, quite the contrary. Throughout her career the pop diva has been known for her controversial take on gender roles, sex and particularly religion. An interesting choice, but perhaps like many aging stars, this is just a return to her roots, having been born and raised a Catholic.
For the past 15 years, she has been Kabbalah’s most high profile and dedicated follower. But now Madonna has apparently ditched the controversial faith and taken up with Opus Dei – the secretive Catholic sect made famous in The Da Vinci Code. The singer is said to be intrigued by the organisation and spent Friday with priests from the centre’s London HQ. The move follows her alleged falling out with some Kabbalah leaders after reports that cash raised for her Malawi charity was squandered. Last night a source claimed: “She has invested so much into Kabbalah so she was devastated by these damning accusations. She has started exploring different religions. Madonna has always been intrigued by Opus Dei. As yet, she’s not a fully paid-up member – she’s just had informal chats.” SOURCE