My better half gave me Messages of Glory: the Narrative Art of Roman Catholicism for my birthday last week. Locally produced, it’s a coffee table book chock full of Robert A. Flischel’s photographs from Catholic churches around Greater Cincinnati. I opened it randomly this afternoon and came to a snapshot of a stained glass image of a sunflower from St. Aloysius Church, Elmwood Place. “The sunflower turns its face to the sun, symbolizing adoration,” the caption reads. Coincidentally, I had planted a few dozen “Mammoth Russian” sunflower seeds earlier in the day. No picture from St. Al’s is available online, but here’s what should be turning up in my yard later this summer: