Nearly everyone thinks this person is a native of Ireland.  They are not.
The person was kidnapped as a youth for forced labor in another land.  These were enemies to this person.
The person was a Catholic male.
While held in this land, he learned compassion for his captors, for their löst pagan ways.
He escaped and returned to his homeland.
He studied for the priesthood, and was ordained, in desire to go evangelize the pagans.
He went to that land again, not as kidnapee, but as missionary.
He was quite successful in winning souls there.
Who is this Saint?

St. Patrick.
Leader of a Missionary Church.

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