Is it any wonder that St Patrick enjoys such popularity in comparison? He\’s a local boy made good, a saint the Irish can really take to their collective bosom.
Paddy wasn\’t in fact Irish. A Romano-Brit, almost certainly Welsh, who was carried off by Irish slavers. Came home again, then got the bug to go convert the slavers.
A more modern example might be someone enslaved perhaps on the Amistad, sent back to Liberia, who then returns to American to convert them all to Akan.