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.




To read Fr. Ambrose’s obituary click on the headline above and then click here.


After struggling for some time with a variety of ailments, Fr. Ambrose died peacefully on the evening of December 31.  His funeral arrangements are as follows: the wake is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 4 to 7 PM with a vigil prayer service held at 5:15 PM.  The funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, Jan. 4 […]

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