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Madonna going from Kabbalah to Opus Dei?

by Jonah Lowenfeld

April 15, 2011 | 10:40 am

Is this Madonna's new bracelet? A cilice, which causes pain or discomfort to the wearer, is associated with the Catholic sect of Opus Dei. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Madonna, a devotee of—and generous donor to—the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Learning Centre for more than a decade, is considering another religious transformation—this time to the secretive Catholic sect Opus Dei, The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid newspaper, reported.

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.”

Madonna’s move follows in the wake of media and government investigations into the activities of her charity, Raising Malawi, and the Kabbalah Learning Centre.

Opus Dei became a household name thanks to Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code and the film adaptation of the same name.

Read the rest of the article at the Daily Mirror.

Read more about Madonna, the Kabalah Learning Centre and Raising Malawi at Hollywood Jew.

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