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.


On Monday, August 17, St. Bede Academy begins its 125th school year with an enrollment of a little over 320 students.  Blessings and prayers to all the students, faculty, and staff for an enjoyable school year.


The organ in the abbey church which the monks use for their daily Mass is in need of a major renovation.  We are upgrading all the electronic elements and replacing the speakers at a cost of about $42,000.  If you would like to help defray the cost of rebuilding the organ, please fill out the […]

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