Fr Kevin Scallon C.M. founded the “Intercession for Priests” in Ireland in the mid-1970s, it is now a worldwide ministry. For over forty years, thousands of priests have annually attended the “Intercession for Priests” in Dublin, Ireland and elsewhere, to pray for the protection and holiness of the priesthood. We believe that many men have been saved to the priesthood, and have received many graces because of the Intercession for Priests. This Rosary will help the many lay-people who love this precious ministry, to be part of the "Intercession" by understanding more deeply the priestly ministry and by praying in union with the “Intercession” for the bishops, priests, and deacons of the Church. For Priests who cannot attend the annual “Intercession for Priests” retreats, this Rosary encapsulates the experience through the profound meditations and teachings of Fr Kevin Scallon its founder.
In this Rosary, we meditate on five special mysteries of the Rosary, written especially for the “Intercession for Priests”. The Mysteries include: “Jesus the Eternal High Priest”; “The Paschal Mystery and the Priesthood of Jesus”; “The Priesthood of Jesus in the Church”; “Jesus Christ - Priest and Shepherd”; and “Jesus Christ - Priest and Sacrament”. As we contemplate Jesus our Eternal High Priest, with Mary the Mother of the Church, we pray for all priests. The words of "Criost Linn", sung by Dana, are Gaelic for "Christ with us".