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.



The abbey’s Thanksgiving Day Mass will be offered at 10 AM. The Mass will be live streamed. A blessed Thanksgiving to all!


Throughout the month of November we will be featuring special video remembrances of a few of our deceased confreres. A video introduction to the practices of the monastery regarding a deceased confrere is available through our live stream archive. Click on the viewer window to the left and then click on previous broadcasts.

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