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.




The schedule of our Holy Week services is as follows: Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM; Good Friday at 3:00 PM; Holy Saturday at 8:30 PM.  Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM.  The public is invited to attend all the services and invited to pray with the monks.  All the services will be […]


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.

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