Christina Rossetti, Poet

27 April -- Commemoration
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Spiritual Writers, page 473

Christina Rossetti was born in 1830 and was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, of which her older brother, Dante, was a prominent member. Her elder sister became an Anglican Religious. Christina's own fame rests upon her poetry, which dealt mainly with religious subjects but also the sadness of unrequited or disappointed love. She was the author of the Christmastide carol In the bleak mid-winter. She died on this day in the year 1894.