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 lighting system project is entering its third week and seems to be winding down.  Nevertheless, our weekday Mass, Monday, 12/17 to Friday, 12/21 will be in a place where broadcasting the event is impossible.


Great progress has been made in the work of replacing the abbey church’s lighting system.  More work needs to be done.  While the contractors work we will be celebrating Mass in a space in the abbey church which makes broadcasting the Mass impossible.  We will not be broadcasting our Mass beginning Monday, Dec. 10 to […]

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