Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Advocate For Homeless Dies

Published October 25, 2012

Friends and family remembered William “Brother Sean” Rogers, the founder of Deep Waters Ministry. He passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7.

“His physical form may be gone, but the good he has done to this earth is everlasting. May he rest in peace. Now we must carry on the work he shouldered for us,” said the ministry website.

Rogers could often be seen in downtown Atlanta, trying to make the rough lives of people living on the streets a little easier. He organized peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making parties. He distributed bottles of water during the Atlanta summer. He brought food to them.

Brother Sean, who was 45, didn’t belong to a religious community. He was called brother by the people he helped. His work was profiled in The Georgia Bulletin. You can read about him at www.georgia

He was moved to start his work when in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points neighborhood he shared pizza and soda with people living on the streets.

His family asked that donations be made to Deep Waters Ministry at or Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.