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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.




Great progress has been made in the work of replacing the abbey church’s lighting system.  More work needs to be done.  While the contractors work we will be celebrating Mass in a space in the abbey church which makes broadcasting the Mass impossible.  We will not be broadcasting our Mass beginning Monday, Dec. 10 to […]


Celebrate cyber Monday by shopping at the monastery’s on-line store.  Click on the “Shopping” button in the menu at the top right.

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