Ellyn von Huben
Ellyn von Huben is a native of Wisconsin, and has never lived more than five miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. She holds a degree in art history from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Married just a month after graduation, Ellyn devoted many years to motherhood and family life, emerging as a matriarch of a family of eight (plus a few extras who have found a home in her heart), flophouse concierge, and headmistress of an extremely exclusive school (i.e., a homeschooling mom whose home always had room for one more).
Fascinated with the Catholic faith since her childhood, Ellyn, along with her husband and four children, was received into the Catholic Church in May of 1988. Never one to keep her opinions to herself, her interests in the Church, family life, and an eclectic array of topics led her to branch out into blogging, writing, and speaking.
Ellyn lives in the suburbs of Chicago, and still has her ‘day job’ as an administrative assistant in a large Catholic parish on Chicago’s North Shore.
Ellyn von Huben Latest Blog Posts
Meeting Willa Cather Via “Death Comes for the Archbishop”
by Ellyn von Huben . March 4, 2021 .
“Love in the Ruins”: Walker Percy’s End of the World as We Know It
by Ellyn von Huben . January 5, 2021 .
5 Things to Know About Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Brown Scapular
by Ellyn von Huben . July 16, 2020 .
Why the Feast of the Presentation is More Important Than You Think
by Ellyn von Huben . February 2, 2017 .
St. Vincent de Paul and the Tricky Balance Between Frugality and Charity
by Ellyn von Huben . September 27, 2016 .