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.




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The public is welcome to join us for our Holy Week services. The schedule is as follows: Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM; Good Friday at 3:00 PM; Holy Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Easter Sunday at 10 AM. All services will be broadcast live.

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