The Rule of St. Benedict: Chapter 64 part 1
This passage calls to mind the need for every Benedictine community to be in transparent relationship with the wider Church in which it finds itself. Although St. Benedict's vision for a monastery is non-diocesan, he clearly intends that each community will be intimately connected to the life of the diocese in which it is located and to other monasteries. Such connection is built into the structure of the Canon Communities of St. Benedict, each of which is hosted by a local parish with the approval of the priest-in-charge and the bishop.
I'm struck by how intent our Father Benedict is to establish a structure of authority that is the antithesis of worldly power. Worldly power is always self-interested, but here the Superior is chosen by the community to serve God's intention, not the community's own perceived needs. And if the community chooses someone "who will acquiesce in their vices," St. Benedict relies upon the wider Christian community to perceive God's intentions and intervene. It is commonly expressed that the Rule of St. Benedict is hierarchical and authoritative with a heavy focus upon abbatial obedience, but we see here that it is Christ alone whose authority is to be revered in a Benedictine community, not that of any human.