“Church ceremonies, and the ambience surrounding them, are very different from music events, so it was important to have microphones that could perform perfectly with many different aspects of speech,” Soddu says. “The range we have specified gives the Sanctuary plenty of choice so they now have the right product for every application. The Podium Microphones
are great for standing use, especially for inexperienced speakers who don’t know how to deal with a handheld mic. The d:fine™ Headset Microphones
are ideal for ceremonies where there are multiple celebrants and the d:screet™ Necklace Microphones are perfect for single celebrants, especially priests who want an invisible solution that doesn’t detract from their religious dress. With d:fine™ Headset and Necklace Microphones, the celebrants can also move around freely and don’t have to worry about knocking their microphone out of position.”
Response to the microphones from Sanctuary staff has been very positive. “Everyone loves the DPA mics and if my customers are happy, then I certainly am,” Soddu says.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Refuge of Souls Sanctuary is now awaiting official inauguration from the Archdiocese of Mileto. Natuzza Evolo, who inspired the building, is being considered for Beautification. Her stigmata and visions of Jesus and the Virgin Mary made her famous amongst devout Italian Catholics, many of whom would travel to Paravati to ask her for advice and guidance, with some also claiming that she had cured them of illness.
Natuzza died in 2009 at the age of 85 and her tomb was dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Refuge of Sinners. Her funeral mass was celebrated by six Italian bishops and 100 priests, not to mention thousands of Catholics who came from all over Europe to pay their respects.