Born in 1842
Lived in Nay (Atlantic Pyrenees) Cured towards the end of April 1858, in his 16th year. Miracle on 18th January 1862, by Mgr Laurence, Bishop of Tarbes. This young adolescent had been ill for 15 months.
It all began with a fever, considered at that time as typhoid, but now and in all likelihood, perceived as the first sign of tuberculosis. This was followed by an abscess in the neck, really a purulent adenitis, which spread, in the absence of treatment, to the right side of his chest. After several months, his doctor lanced the abscess to avoid fistula formation. But developments were of the most complicated kind. His illness got worse during a short stay at Cauterets and at the beginning of 1858, an enormous septic ulcer appeared at the base of his neck. To add to this, more inflamed lymph glands developed in the adjoining area. There were no signs of improvement.
At this stage, Henri asked to go to Lourdes, but his parents refused. Nevertheless they begged a neighbour to bring him some water from the Grotto.
In the evening of 4.28.1858, while the whole family prayed together, the young man applied a dressing, soaked in water from the Grotto, to his neck. After a peaceful night, the ulcer had scarred over, the infection had subsided, the other lymph glands had disappeared. No relapse occurred in this sudden and complete cure, something no-one ever anticipated! This is why Prof. Vergez certified without hesitation: 'This cure is beyond the laws of nature."