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.




Beginning Monday, May 23, and until mid-August the monastic community will celebrate its weekday Mass, Monday to Saturday, at 8:00 AM.  Sunday Mass remains at 10:00 AM.  View the Mass broadcasted live or on demand.


The Academy graduating class of 2016 and their parents along with the monastic community will celebrate a Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 14, at 7 PM.  On Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 PM the graduates will receive their diplomas.  Both events will be broadcasted live or one can catch them on-demand.

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