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.




For some time the system that runs the abbey church lights has been failing resulting in dim areas in the church at best and areas in near darkness at worst.  We have conducted a small capital campaign and collected monetary gifts from friends of the abbey.  Recently, we have signed a contract with a local […]


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