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.




On Monday, June 26, workers will arrive to remove an underground oil tank at the rear of the abbey church.  The work will result in the electricity to the abbey church being turned off.  With no electricity, there will be no broadcast of Mass.  We hope to be without power beginning Monday and ending on […]


The equipment needed to broadcast Mass has arrived, has been installed, and is working correctly. We are broadcasting our Masses again.  Additionally we will be broadcasting the Graduation Mass on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 PM.  Likewise, we will be broadcasting the Graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 PM.  Both the Graduation Mass […]

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