Tribute to Our Former Abbesses
Kim Diane is our founder and Abbess of Ord Brighideach from its beginning in 1997 till 2017. For 20 years she served the community here, giving so much of herself and time in honor of Brighid.
Kim Diane started as a member of the Daughter's of the Flame and wanted to make service to Brighid available on a larger scale for both women and men. In doing so she created an online community of hundreds of flame keepers.
I sincerely wish I would of been able to get to know Kim Diane but only found Ord Brighideach after her stepping down. If you have anything you would like to add here, an experience you had with her, a picture of Brighid you know that she loved, or an overall testimony of her devotion to Ord Brighideach I would love for you to message me with the information. I will be forever grateful that she created this Order that I have grown to love and cherish now as I serve as Abbess.
Rose was handed down the mantle by Kim Diane in 1997. After serving a year along side Kim Diane as administer, Kim Diane felt confident that Rose would continue to lead Ord Brighideach with the same passion and love that she had done for 20 years.
I personally got to have many conversations with Rose over email and on the phone. I can honestly say her love for Brighid shined through. Her kindness and wisdom will forever be something I hold dear in my heart. I still remember her first email in response to wanting to join the Order, I felt so welcomed and was overjoyed to be able to assist her in creating the website the Order so desperately needed. And hearing how grateful she was when we spoke about me stepping in to take control of Ord Brighideach was the sign I needed to know it was meant to be.