1920. Louis Ribes is born in the village of Grammond (Loire). Orphaned at 14, he grew up in Caluire-et-Cuire (Rhône) and entered the seminary of Oullins, where he was introduced to the plastic arts.
1947. He is ordained a priest and exercises his ministry in the dioceses of Lyon, then of Grenoble. He acquired a reputation as an artist-painter.
From the 1970s to 1990s. Period of the majority of his sexual assaults, according to testimony.
1994. Death in Vienne (Isère).