Viviana Limón was born in Mexico DF, Mexico. She is
the oldest of three children. Her brother is a musician
in a rock band. Her sister has been married a
year. Her dad teaches environmental education. Her mom works at
Logos, which is an apostolate for diocesan priests. Both of
them are in Regnum Christi.
1. If this were a
job interview, how would you describe yourself?
I love teamwork.
Because of this, I feel myself incapable of working any
other way. What I most value is what the other
contributes. I love to listen, but I have realized that
this is an art that you have to learn, since
real listening implies a lot of self-giving. I have a
great love of life, a “joie de vivre.” It’s a
gift that I have always had. I am creative too
and I have a lot of imagination.
2. When you
were little, what did you dream of becoming?
of my dreams was to be a television director, to
make documentaries, to be in communion with people, everything that
implied human relations.
I also wanted to be an astronaut
because I had this tremendous need for answers to existential
questions, and I thought I would find them in outer
space. Another dream was to be Heidi, to live on
a mountain as she did, and also to be a
professor at a university, because I love the process of
seeking and finding answers and doing this together with others.
I have a passion for the truth.
3. What did
you feel when you were elected? When the cardinal asked
you if you accepted, what were you thinking about?
has changed me completely. I felt a tremendous surprise before
the plan of God which is revealing itself. I thought
that God takes whatever someone offers Him very seriously. I
had been living a long time with a great need
to make of myself an offering so that He could
use me, so that, however He wanted, this family would
be more as He thought of it, as He has
it in His Heart. This election was the first answer.
It was the first step, but I still don’t have
more light about the future.
4. What did your family
tell you when you were elected? How did they react?
The first thing they told me was, “Tomorrow we are
going to La Villa to pray for the whole Council.”
What has been your experience working with other branches in
It is what I have asked God for
most in my heart. I have touched with my little
finger the mystery of communion with God who wants to
make us into a gift in this spiritual family.
definite experience was working in the territory with Fr. Andreas
Schoggl LC, with each one of us bringing our own
gifts. He is a pastor, and I bring my intuition
and also my maternity. And in Paris there has been
a similar experience with Fr. Paul Hapsburg LC.
With the first
and second-degree members, I have marveled at seeing that the
charism is in our DNA and that everyone encounters it
in our common project. They carry the clear consciousness of
bringing the Gospel to the social structures in which they
6. Give us four key words to write
on this new page of our history.
Kingdom of Christ
7. What would you most like to share
or tell other consecrated women?
The path that we have
before us in beautiful, full of hope and the presence
of God, and we have to allow Him to lead
us on the paths that He wants to bring us
to. May His Kingdom come.
Viviana is studying for a licentiate
degree in communications at the Anahuac University. She has worked
apostolically in Switzerland, Belgium and Paris as a director of
educational institutes and of consecrated women, as well as in
youth and family pastoral work, collaborating in various dioceses and
with different apostolic programs. Before coming to the Assembly she
was the territorial director of eastern and central Europe. She
is 35 years old and has been consecrated for 11