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. Gabriel’s death notice, click on the headline above and then click here.


On Friday afternoon, June 10, Fr. Gabriel Bullock died at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon, IL.  His funeral arrangements are as follows.  On Tuesday, June 14, visitation will begin at 4:00 PM and conclude at 7 PM.  A vigil prayer service will be held at 5:15 PM.  On Wednesday, June 15, a Mass of […]

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