In 1940, Brother Roger settled in Taizé to found a religious community. Today, young people by the tens of thousands make their way to Taizé all year round, though in much larger numbers between Easter and the beginning of November to participate in community prayer celebrations and international gatherings. This world-renowned centre of worship and hospitality is coordinated by a community containing some one hundred monks from both the Catholic faith and a range of Protestant origins. The community is wholly supported by its work and products (publications, pottery, paintings, enamel work). Brother Alois now heads the community since the tragic loss of Brother Roger on August 16, 2005.