Welcome to the website of St. Bede Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in the Illinois Valley area of North Central Illinois. St. Bede Abbey was established in 1891 and operates St. Bede Academy, a co-educational Catholic high school serving both day and boarding students. We hope that you will find the website helpful. If you have further questions, then please contact us. Click on the image below of the Abbey Church to view live and previously live-streamed Masses.