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.


Sadly, Fr. Roger Corpus, former pastor of St. Mary’s in El Paso, Illinois, and the monastic community’s sixth abbot from 1990-2003,  was found dead in bed this morning.  His funeral arrangements are as follows: Tues., May 26, Wake Service from 4 – 7 PM; Vigil Prayer Service at 5:15 PM on Tuesday; Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 27, at […]


The monastery’s summer schedule with its morning Mass begins on Monday, May 25.  Mass will be at 8:00 AM, not the usual 8:15 AM.

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