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Saint Patrick’s Day


Little is known of Patrick’s early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.

In 432 AD, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianize the Irish from their native polytheism. Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on 17 March 461 AD, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the Irish Church.

Wearing of the green

Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick’s day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

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Our Beautiful St. Patty’s Day Model: is Britteny.

Britteny: is a hard working, professional actress and model from Northern California. At only eighteen years old Britteny, already has several years of commercial fashion experience and a long list of printed advertisements to her credit. Britteny was formally trained at John Robert Powers, school of Modeling. She has the determination and talent to succeed in today’s fast paced industry.  She is very detail orientated, always on time and ready to shoot walking through the door and she knows what poses flatters her best, so no kibitzing is necessary with this Goddess. She is personable with a sharp sense of humor and has that ability to make shooting so much  fun!

 

Britteny has managed to shoot with all of the S.F. Bay Area Glam-Photographers and I for one hope this will not be her last appearance to GlamModelz Magazine. She specializes in: Beauty, Commercial, Editorial, Fashion, Glamour. Britteny is signed to a non-exclusive contract with a San Francisco Modeling Agency. To learn more please visit her website: www.brittentfaythsecrest.com  Britteny’s photography was supplied by Dave Davis Photography.


 

I'm a Northern California Professional Photographer, based just outside San Francisco California. I specialize in commercial product advertising, architectural, Family Portraits, Boudoir, Weddings and Food photography. I have been working with Bay Area and Sacramento, Modeling Agencies for more then fifteen years, shooting portfolio development for models and high-end makeup artists. I am highly creative and always unique. I shoot cutting edge projects in the studio and on location, through the San Francisco Bay Area, Roseville and Sacramento. Dave has published 58, articles with GlamModelz Magazine.

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