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 Sunday, August 19, at 2:30 PM the monastic community will offer a special Mass marking the dedication of the Perino Science Center, the new construction at the north end of the academy building.  There will be no 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, August 19.  The 2:30 PM Sunday Mass will be broadcast live.


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