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.




We are optimistic that the abbey church sound system problems have been resolved.  We will be broadcasting our Mass on Monday, Feb. 26, as usual.

Upgrading the sound system of the abbey church Saturday afternoon did not go as planned leaving us with streaming video but no audio.  So no broadcast of our Sunday Mass, Feb. 25.  Very disappointing.

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