Clara, or Mother Clara, is an acolyte, midwife, and petty saint of the Mother at the Temple Hospital of the Mother's Mercy in Cardegoss. She describes herself as a "small domestic saint" and felt she might have thought only that she was lucky in her profession and not have known she was a saint without Umegat's teaching.
Clara sees the Daughter's and the Bastard's god lights on Cazaril, and assists in caring for Umegat after the attack on Orico's menagerie. The Mother gives Clara a message for Cazaril to "beware despair above all" when he has the death demon and Dondo dy Jironal bound inside him after the death magic attempt. She participates in the funeral rites for Dondo, singing alto with the massed clerics at the service.
Clara is a dumpy, middle-aged woman. To Cazaril's second site she glows like a candle seen through green glass.