There was not a “formal way of living out” that gift during the Apostolic era. If you were giufted to be a celibate, then you were to be a celibate. Simple as that.
One does not need to be a monastic to be celibate. Please.
Since many denominations also do not value a life devoted to contemplative prayer, meditation on scripture, and daily work as an alternative to more active apostolate in the world, such denominations naturally would not encourage associations of like minded people devoted to that lifestyle.
Again, same mistake.
One need not be a monastic at all to be devoted to prayer, to meditation on Scripture, and to daily work.
The Apostles managed just fine and they were not monastics. How did they ever get by without cloistering themselves away?
the earliest monks arose from the desert tradition, which directly modeled Christ’s time in the desert, and frequent recourse to solitary prayer, which is entirely scriptural.
Again, this all makes monasticism moot because anyone can take time away for solitary prayer and not be a monastic.
Just look at your own example, our Lord: not a monastic.