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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.

5/24/2015

Sadly, Fr. Roger Corpus, former pastor of St. Mary’s in El Paso, Illinois, and the monastic community’s sixth abbot from 1990-2003,  was found dead in bed this morning.  His funeral arrangements are as follows: Tues., May 26, Wake Service from 4 – 7 PM; Vigil Prayer Service at 5:15 PM on Tuesday; Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 27, at […]

5/12/2015

The monastery’s summer schedule with its morning Mass begins on Monday, May 25.  Mass will be at 8:00 AM, not the usual 8:15 AM.

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