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.



We will be celebrating Holy Week services beginning at the following times: Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM; Good Friday at 3:00 PM; and Holy Saturday at 8:00 PM. Easter Sunday Mass is at 10 AM. All of the services will be live streamed on both the abbey’ web site and the abbey’s Facebook page.


Beginning Sunday, March 15, the monastic community’s Masses will no longer be open to the public in view of our local bishop’s decision to suspend religious services in the diocese. We will be live streaming every Sunday Mass as usual. Additionally, we will be live streaming every weekday Mass on this site until the suspension […]

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