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.



To honor the Eucharist on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 14, we will live stream Eucharistic exposition beginning at 9 AM. Our usual Sunday Mass will follow at 10 AM.


The monastic community is aware of recent political, legal, and diocesan decisions which would allow for the opening of our Masses to the public following certain regulations and requirements. The monastic community has determined that, for the time being, we will continue as we have been doing, i.e., live streaming our Masses, Sun – Sat. […]

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