Ellyn von Huben is a native of Wisconsin, and has never lived more than five miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. She has 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 excruciatingly exclusive school (i.e., a homeschooling mom whose home always had room for one more.)
Fascinated with the Catholic faith since her childhood, Ellyn, her husband, four children (plus one in utero) were received into the Catholic Church in May of 1988. Never one to keep her opinions to herself, her interests in the Church, family issues, and an eclectic array of topics led to her branching 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
Why the Feast of the Presentation is More Important Than You Think
by Ellyn von Huben . February 02, 2017 . 0 Comments
"Down with the rosemary,and so Down with the bays and mistletoeDown with the holly, ivy, all,Wherewith ye dress'd the Christmas Hall" — Ceremony upon Candlemas Eve by Robert Herrick There is one mor...
St. Vincent de Paul and the Tricky Balance Between Frugality and Charity
by Ellyn von Huben . September 27, 2016 . 2 Comments
Repurposing has become a popular term. It does have a certain je ne sais quoi that “reusing for a different purpose” or “wearing a hand me down” does not. I am currently repurposing a ...
The Doctor of the Church Who Was There at My Birth
by Ellyn von Huben . August 01, 2016 . 0 Comments
I’ve shared my conversion story before, but this time I should really go directly back to the beginning. In the words of Charles Dickens: “Chapter 1: I am Born.” I was born in March 1955 at St...