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.




Our Fr. Dominic recently published a new book entitled Bread Secrets from the Bread Monk.  The book is full of useful bread-baking tips and recipes.  Click on “shopping” in the menu bar above; the link will take you to the community’s on-line store.


Everyone is welcome to join us for our Holy Week services.  The Holy Thursday Mass, April 13,  is at 7:30 PM; the Good Friday service, April 14, is at 3:00 PM; the Easter Vigil, Apr. 15, is at 8:30 PM; and our Easter Sunday Mass, Apr. 16, is at 10 AM.  All of the Holy Week services will be […]

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