Certainly, at the time of her conversion, it was her intellectual prowess, her capacity for reasoning, her logical spirit that were in play.
But, on a deeper love, she knew there was another, more powerful force at work: love.
Her conversion at Notre Dame touched more than her reason. Her reason had been pacified, satisfied; and it set her heart free.
As her mind was satisfied, there was a simultaneous act of submission to the Mystery beyond, to a transcendent reality, the ground of all being or Absolute that she searched.
Her quest had not been just for truths but for Truth.
She found Truth, and with Truth, she also found Love.
It is true that after faith, I found love and everything else paled [before it]. I wanted nothing more than to plunge myself in the blood flowing from the altar (Notes Intimes N.161/03).
Love has its reasons and brings its knowledge.