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.




The monks of St. Bede have established an on-line book store to sell their duplicate theology library books as well as other books about spirituality, theology, and scripture.  Click on the headline above and then click the link: https://www.abebooks.com/monks-library-of-st-bede-peru/61735972/sf to visit the store.


On Monday, June 26, workers will arrive to remove an underground oil tank at the rear of the abbey church.  The work will result in the electricity to the abbey church being turned off.  With no electricity, there will be no broadcast of Mass.  We hope to be without power beginning Monday and ending on […]

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