No início deste ano, Dom Michael Vician fez sua profissão solene na Abadia de São Miguel, Farnborough, onde ele é monge há cinco anos. Durante as cerimônias que duram mais de duas horas, o Irmão Michael estava prostrada no chão do santuário, coberto com o manto fúnebre, enquanto a Ladainha dos Santos foi cantada, um sinal de sua morte para o mundo. Em seguida, ele cantou a três vezes Suscipe me Domine, defender-me, Senhor, segundo a tua promessa, e eu viverei …) leu o seu carta de profissão e recebeu seu hábito, de acordo com o costume antigo, o monástico capuz e apresentou-se com a Regra monástica como um sinal de que ele deve “nada antepor a Obra de Deus“.
“In today’s culture, organised religion and in particular Christianity, is often side-lined or relegated to the private domain. Even some of those who do profess a religion, tend to treat their faith in the manner of an ‘added-extra’, a hobby, something extrinsic to the rest of their living. Yet as we saw symbolised so powerfully in Bro. Michael’s prostration on the floor of the sanctuary, covered with the funeral pall, not only for him but for anyone whom Jesus has called to be his disciple, faith can never be an added-extra. Our love for God, our discipleship of Christ, our Catholic Faith is never just a hobby. It has to be the most important thing in life. My faith is the most important thing in my life. My love for Jesus Christ has to be the most important thing in my life. –Because Jesus Christ and His Gospel is the only way to true, genuine, lasting human happiness and fulfilment. Indeed, as St. Augustine taught, the human heart is restless until it rests in God. This is why being a disciple of Christ, being a friend of Jesus, being in love with God and giving myself entirely to him, is the most exciting adventure a human being can ever undertake….We wish you, Bro. Michael, every happiness in your vocation and we promise to pray for you that every day you will be faithful to your vows and grow deeper and deeper in love with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”